“Where we consistently fail is where you succeed: re-establishing education and livelihoods, healing trauma and reducing violence.”
Indonesian Director for Disaster Relief about Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia, Indonesia 2007
Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia connects communities of conscience in Indonesia with the world and provides opportunities for conscientious service to those who believe peace is possible and war is an unnecessary evil. With friends and partners in Aceh, North Sumatra, West Java and Central Java, we support community discernment, acts of conscience, nonviolence, trauma healing, developmental play, ecologically peaceful livelihoods and social justice.
Building mutual friendships requires entering other worlds – worlds very different from our own and finding our common humanity. We are building friendships among people in Indonesia with people around the world.
We work with people in Sumatra and Java who:
- do not support violence or war
- do not take sides
and who have survived
- thirty years of war
- a global tsunami
- 8.9 richter-scale earthquakes
- flooding from deforestation and illegal palm plantations and logging
We share a faith… across religion, class and culture …in the power of a Living Spirit to give life, joy, peace, and prosperity through love, integrity and compassionate justice among people who live in simplicity and equality.
Seeking to live with clear consciences and to connect communities of conscience is our real work.