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Introduction to the Friendship Letters

If you think peace is possible, are committed to peace around the globe and can affirm the common agreements below, please write a “friendship letter” yourself!

Sharing your story through a Friendship Letter helps us create connections between diverse peoples. Because our members are also geographically diverse we developed the Friendship Letter Format to help introduce ourselves to others within the AWP community, our supporters and the wider public.

Common Agreements

Respect and affirm self and others.
Listen, don’t interrupt.
No put downs of self or others, even in joking.
Be authentic, teachable and changed by learning.
Speak simply and succinctly, without fear of mistakes.
Physically discharge pain and distress.
Express feelings directly to someone in words.
Ask for and give feedback and help.
Use what we need and share the rest.
Speak from your own experience, not others’.
Use your right to pass, privacy and consultation.
Volunteer yourself only, not others.
Take care of yourself and the group.
Work to develop each person, community and culture.

If you think peace is possible, are committed to peace around the globe and can affirm the common agreements above, please feel free to write a “friendship letter” yourself!

We share a faith, across religion, class and culture, in the power of the Living Spirit to give life, joy, peace and prosperity through love, integrity and compassionate justice among people who live in simplicity and equality. We make no enemies, take no sides; we seek the liberty of living in accord with our conscience and connecting people of conscience.

Read the next post titiled: Friendship Letter Instructions.

Send your letter to Asia@FriendsPeaceTeams.org

We will share your letter on our website, on our Facebook page and through our eNews email list.