Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific
Working Group Minutes and Agenda
Zoom Meeting Tuesday/Wednesday September 5/6, 2017

Present: Fenna Mandolang, Nadine Hoover, Valerie Joy, Tom Martin, Deb Wood, Gay Howard
Apologies/Regrets: Jane Drexler, Chuck Esser
The wrong date was sent out accidentally, which may have confused some people:
Not present: Josh Albertson, Sisca Friend, Hayley Hathaway, Chris Hughes, Youngsil Kang, Subhash Kattel, John Michaelis, Petrus, Ludwig bon Quirog, Vidya

Agenda Preview:
Check In Sentence
Questions and Feedback on News and Updates
Reports:
Initiative Coordinators
Communications
Treasurer
FPT Council
Resources Needed
Fall Appeal Letter Writer
Recording Clerk: backup to Valerie still needed
Korean Information Writing Summary
Stories of Success Writer
Decisions/Actions/Consideration:
Guidance on Flood Relief in Nepal
Petrus’ Proposed Letter of Agreement
Closing Word

The meeting opened with a moment of silence.

Check in sentence:
Jane Drexler – Packing up Mum’s house is hard work both emotionally and physically but we are making good progress. Hopefully it will be finished in a week’s time.
Nadine Hoover: Peace Concerns Working Group at NYYM and AVP New York asked her to be their keynote speaker, She was successful speaking to the oncologists, and does not need any further treatment (chemo, radiation or hormone blockers). Well done Nadine!
Gay Howard: Her Meeting is updating their website and several enquiries have come from outside. She suggests that our website does something similar.
Valerie Joy – became a grandmother again 25 minutes ago! Grandson in London. Bringing AVP to Toowoomba with two African refugees. Conflict in her Regional meeting is very sad. Raised money for FPT through a book sale.
Fenna Mandolang Is travelling to Indonesia with her father and Sarah (her sister) and will see her extended family there,
John Michaelis- still jetlagged from travel. Good to be on the call.
Tom Martin: Has found a spiritually alive Meeting in Arizona- his former Meeting was very conflicted- they are now having an AVP training. This Meeting is very welcoming and informative. Very active in social concerns and he is listening to the Spirit as to his new directions.
Deb Wood: Just back from Maine, and getting back in the groove at home.

Questions and Feedback on News and Updates:
Philippines:
In Cebu, Kins had a meeting with the Office of the Ombudsman Gender and Development Focal Team, who would like to introduce AVP for the Visayas Region. If this happens, we will start holding workshops from the last week of September through the 3rd week of October. Two sessions will be held in Cebu City, one in Iloilo and another in Tacloban City. Now, the challenge is in getting more facilitators! I might take a leave of absence from work on days that I will conduct the session and with prayers that some others will be very generous to do the same!
Kins might be the only one going to the AVP-International Gathering.
Six plan to attend the January training in Indonesia: Myrfi, the lawyer friend who did her basic in a US prison, Melvin, Sofila (Pew), Naty, the one interested in introducing AVP among the deaf-mute, Jonel and Kins. Jonel was offered a scholarship by Valerie. Let me give the estimated expense soon, Valerie. Am hoping that the dollar won’t get much more stronger than now.
By the way, we are thinking of holding a National AVP Gathering for the Philippines in 2018. We might have it in April on the island, in Cebu City. We chose Cebu because it is very central and accessible. We might need help from you designing the program.

Korea:
Chuck encourages friends to visit http://stopthaad.org/ to learn more about the politics of militarization in Asia and for possible language to endorse.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting (“BYM”) of the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) urges U.S. leaders to resist any temptation to a military strike against North Korea.
Background: In recent days, U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham stated to national media (NBC’s Today Show), “There is a military option to destroy North Korea’s (missile) program and North Korea itself. …If there’s going to be a war to stop them, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there, they’re not going to die here and (President Donald Trump) told me that to my face.” Vice President has stated that “all options are on the table.” U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is reported by CNN to have announced, “The time for talk is over.” Nonetheless, there is a broad international consensus that economic pressure has had a major impact on North Korea and should be continued; its primary remaining trading partner, China, recently agreed to increase its economic actions.
Minute: Baltimore Yearly Meeting (“BYM”) of the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) urges U.S. leaders to resist any temptation to a military strike against North Korea.
The use of military force on the Korean peninsula would cause massive loss of life and other horrific consequences to Koreans and other nations’ people including our own. Over 100,000 Americans reside in South Korea, including thousands of civilians. Such a war, especially nuclear war, also would do terrible, long-term damage to the world’s ecosystem. As with the war in Iraq, an attack on North Korea would have unintended consequences.
Only continued patience, diplomacy and nonmilitary interactions hold the promise for true peace-building and a better future for the Korean peninsula. Our nation must reject the false promises of war and threats of war.
The BYM region of Quakers include more than 52 worshipping communities in four states (Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia with attendance of more than 7,000. Quakers have supported peaceful resolution of conflicts for more than 350 years, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, participating in establishment of the United Nations and other practical, ongoing conflict resolution organizations. Consistent with Friends’ historic Peace Testimony, we “utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretence whatsoever.”Approved by Baltimore Yearly Meeting (Quakers) of the Religious Society of Friends, during Annual Sessions at Frederick, Maryland on 8/6/17.
Indonesia:
Nanik will finish her college upgrade program in Early Childhood Development in December-very helpful in understanding postcolonialism effects.
Petrus will transition to Friends Peace Teams work in September.
Valerie is promoting the Peace Place Training in Australia and Aotearoa/NZ, which would be great to build more relationships there.
We hope to invite partners from all our local areas, because we find the cross-fertilization to be very fruitful. We have some funds left in the International Travel Donations, which we can use for this.

Nepal:
On August 16, Subhash wrote: Since last few days, the Tarai (Southern plain from East to West part of Nepal) is sunk in flooding. The rain has stopped now but the flooding and resulting consequences in the areas are still very bad. The overall situation is devastating, especially for poor people. Almost all of them have lost their place, left with no food, no clothes and almost anything after the flood swept through their land. For more detail stories, you may want to go through these link of newspaper coverage about the flooding.
http://www.myrepublica.com/news/25723/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-08-14/no-dry-land-to-bury-photo-story.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-08-13/hundreds-of-families-stranded-in-bara-floods-call-for-help.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-08-15/flood-toll-soars-to-91-victims-await-relief.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-08-15/death-toll-in-tarai-floods-reaches-111.html
The government seems to be trying better than before to address the situation. But, after all, as there is no a minimum level of preparedness in the country to deal with such natural disaster- the situation of victims remains painful.
In this context, I got calls from the CSRC (http://www.csrcnepal.org/) asking if the FPT AWP can provide any support. Yesterday evening, I again got call from the CSRC Executive Director for the same. I replied- I will consult with friends (you two).
CSRC is the organization with whom we worked together after the earthquake. They work for land and agrarian reform in Nepal since last more than two and half decades. The have networks at the grassroots level where people are living with land and other natural resource related injustices from generations.
CSRC plans to mobilize their existing networks in the affected areas and establish a common kitchen for the masses to feed them for some days. And, they also plan to help them to establish a sort of shelter. Their target group and communities are the poorest ones who not only deprived of resources but also power and connection to get relief easily from other sources including the government.
CSRC has already started to act in the field and they have established a fund from their core fund (non-project). I am told they have put about 4000 US$ in this initial fund.
My opinion, it is an emergency and devastating situation for all, even more for those with whom CSRC works for/with. So it is sensible to offer financial support to those affected people through CSRC. But, I am not in favor of starting to raise fund for this purpose. Alternatively, I think there is some amount balanced in Nepal relief account in Australia/USA. This is right time and reason to use some of the fund. If we decide to share some of that, I would like that fund to be sent directly to CSRC account. I am fully confident in their financial and professional integrity.
Power of Goodness – when we write up stories from our work, it would be nice to share them in the Power of Goodness story pool.

Reports:
Initiative Coordinators:
We need to find someone to serve as FPT Communication Specialist for the Council, who wants to spend about 20 hours a week on the computer doing communications work. See job description below. Please take this to your business meeting and see if your meeting can help us fill this position.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting approved a minute on N Korea. I’ve asked Chuck and Youngsil whether or not we should consider endorsing and distributing it as well. We also received a newsletter about Jeju Island where I will be doing some training next February and meeting with Seoul Friends Meeting. It would be good for Working Group members to read and become familiar. (Not yet determined if there’s an action item.)
We wrote a letter of recommendation to the British High Commission, Consular Office give Subhash a visa to attend the War Resisters’ International Council Meeting 8-13 September 2017 in London. The UK government refused to issue him a visa. So, he feels, “The story of my proposed visit to London ends with a sense of humiliation by the system!!!” We wrote a letter to support his attendance to the WRI in Korea in 2015, and he was issued a visa and attended the WRI Council Meeting.
Subhash requested Friends Peace Teams AWP offer relief aid to flood victims in Nepal through CSRC, Community Self Reliance Centre, where Nari Ram works. He came to Peace Place for training earlier this year. It would be good for Working Group members to read their website (http://www.csrcnepal.org/) to get familiar with this group.
Nadine reached out to Pamela Boyce Simms, who had volunteered for the Working Group, but has decided that she does not have the time now?
Communications: Major work on a joint Fall mailing with AGLI and PLA is being planned for this fall. Would anyone with computer formatting, editing and production skills like to help? (see below)
Tom Martin volunteered to write an appeal letter for AWP-FPT, with help from John Michaelis.

From Jenna’s report last month-
Some things to watch for on the asia email:
1. The Western Friend ad contract should be coming from Mary Klein and will need to be paid.
2. Sara Waxman from Friends Journal knows that the working group was asked if we wanted to advertise with them again and she will be looking for a response.
3. Ian Rowland will be looking for a reply about his interest in volunteering for AWP in Indonesia.
4. The asia@ email address is on the FPT Financial committee email list. I have been archiving copies of the AWP financial updates sent out by John K. as well as tracking sustainer donations using the docs that John K sends out.

Tasks that were left partially done (in addition to the above tasks listed above):
1. The Fall mailing should be started about now: Need a topic for the special interest flyer, news and stories from the past year need to be collected and compiled, and we need to collect and compile the financial data from John KIntree.
2. The Zoom account has my personal credit card attached to it. That needs to be updated.
3. The publicity for the 2018 Training for Peace needs to be finished and disseminated.
4. I could not fully complete the google doc back up because I did not have permission to view the following documents:
Letter of Agreement Format
Job Description Indonesia Coordinator
Job Description Communication Specialist
Loan AVP-West Australia to Peace Place
000 2017 01 10 FPT Structure Proposal ANB revision of 8-07 edition.doc
5. To whom should I send the current AWP materials I have here (brochures, postcards, remittance envelopes, etc.)?

Other tasks that should be addressed soon:
1. Silaturahmi postcards need to be reordered
2. Sustainer postcards need to be updated and reordered
3. Peace Place website needs to be edited and updated

Treasurer:

FPT-AWP FUNDS Fiscal Year 2016-2017

USA Balances

Aus Balances

Nepal Balances

Total

Aus Balances

Nepal Balances

USD

USD

USD

USD

AUD

NPR

Exchange rates

1 AUD = 0.783 USD

1 NPR = 0.00954 USD

1 USD = 1.277 AUD

1 USD = 104.772 NPR

Sustainer Funds Received Y-T-D

$14,853.36

$1,253.13

$16,106.49

$1,600.00

Sustainer Expenses Y-T-D

$35,550.19

$0.00

$35,550.19

$0.00

Sustainer BALANCE

-$20,696.83

$1,253.13

-$19,443.70

$1,600.00

Undesignated Indiv. Income Y-T-D

$28,542.27

$218.80

$28,761.07

$279.36

Meeting Donors

$1,218.00

$1,844.45

$3,062.45

$2,355.00

Other Expenses (approved) Y-T-D

$1,495.00

-$1,546.83

-$51.83

-$1,975.00

Net Other Income Y-T-D

$28,265.27

$516.41

$28,781.68

$659.36

Total Earmarked/Designated Funds

-$178.14

$10,817.81

$1,386.00

$12,025.67

$13,812.23

463,781

USA Commerce Account

Australia Account

Nepal account

Balance AWP Bank Account

$7,390.30

$12,587.35

$1,386.00

$21,363.65

$16,071.59

463,781

BREAKOUT: Designated/Earmarked Funds

USA Undesignated Funds Used

Indonesia

$195.57

$355.58

$551.15

$454.00

Indonesia Peace Team

AVP-I Indonesia Attendance

$1,620.00

Peace Place Land

$556.85

$0.00

$556.85

$0.00

Nepal

$1,674.74

$10,461.68

$1,386.00

$13,522.42

$13,357.53

463,781

Nepal Peace Team

Philippines

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Philippines Peace Team

Scholarships

-$2,575.00

$0.00

-$2,575.00

$0.00

Power of Goodness

$145.00

IND/AWP:AVP International Travel

-$1,795.30

Total Earmarked/ DesignatedFunds

-$178.14

$10,817.81

$1,386.00

$12,025.67

$13,812.23

SUMMARY:

Balance AWP Bank Account

$7,390.30

$12,587.35

$1,386.00

$21,363.65

$16,071.59

Designated Funds Total

-$178.14

$10,817.81

$1,386.00

$12,025.67

$13,812.23

AVAILABLE FUNDS,

As recorded at time of WG call

$7,568.44

$1,769.54

$0.00

$9,337.98

$2,259.36

 

AVAILABLE FUNDS,

As recorded at Sept WG call

$9,238.89

$1,808.70

$0.00

$11,047.59

$2,259.36

FPT Council:
David Bucura, Anne Hutchinson, Nadine Hoover and Monica Maher just had a lovely, long meeting! We thought through the Council’s request to do joint publicity. The timing is very tight, but this is the right time! For the FPT Fall Mailing, we propose:
PeaceWays to all donors and monthly meetings of affiliated yearly meetings (AWP would supply this latter mailing list for John to integrate and maintain):
Remove the page limit.
Content reflect FPT commitments to core structures and long-term relationships in locations and to partners, and core peace activities we have in common. Include flyers to highlight peace activities as they rise and fall.
Fall 2017 focus on FPT Commitments: Staff/WG, committed locations (Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Korea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya), committed partners (Peace Place, AVP, B-Friends Women’s Organization, HROC, Peace Libraries, Transformation for Social Change, Bududa Center, Mercy Sisters and Associates, Franciscan Sisters, Mennonite Church, Amigos Church). Use this issue as an introduction to FPT for a long time.
FPT Brochure: Edit based on the content going into PeaceWays. This goes to whole list.
Call for Sustainers: Nadine will work with David B, Jonathan V-B, and hopefully Tom P, and with Monica and Andy, and with Tom and Roy to get the information to do. This goes to whole list.
Email sign up: We could include a sign-up sheet for email addresses, only to meetings.
Special Peace Activities Flyers: Highlights special activities, events, opportunities or needs on ½ or full sheets front to back, and put them into the mailing for that initiative’s donors. This is best in the Spring to take to YMs, but if something comes up that an Initiative or the Council wants to add outside the PeaceWays, feel free. This goes to the specific Initiative’s donors.
Appeal Letters: FPT overall and individual Initiative appeal letters included in the mailing for that initiative’s/Council’s donors. This goes to the specific Initiative’s/Council’s donors.
Schedule:
1-25 September content to the editor to compile and format.
1-25 October format to print and mail.
1-25 November or last week of November: mailing arrives (Nov 1)
We will keep working on the content as Council considers the funding and staffing issues. The cost of printing and mailing should be less than all of us mailing individually, so if this depletes Council funds, we should all just solve financial problems together if they arise. The workload will fall on Carolyn, John and Hayley, so you should think about that and talk to the appropriate supervisor to bring any issues to Tom for the Council.

The Initiative Coordinators will think more about speaking tours, videos, e-mail, social media and websites later, after we get through this. We look forward to the hearing whether the funding and effort can be committed to this trial effort this fall!

In faith,
Nadine

Resources Needed:
Communications specialist/support. Job description and call for applications:

FRIENDS PEACE TEAMS SEEKS A COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Friends Peace Teams seeks an Communications and Outreach Coordinator to help us take the passion we have for the work of peacebuilding around the world and share it with our communities in the United States and throughout the world through the spoken and written word. Peacebuilding is a personal and communal process. We need your help in proactively managing our external and internal communications and outreach to create an even stronger network of Friends concerned for peace.

This is a part time position (20 hours) working at home via electronic communications:
· Collect and edit content from initiative working group members worldwide for electronic and print outreach, news and publicity
· Enhance and maintain our websites and social media, and design and crate publicity materials
· Maintain routine office tasks including, but not limited to, tracking contacts and donors, updationg and acting on the yearly meeting action calendar, an backing-up Council and Working Groups documents on GoogleDocs
· Support volunteers to conduct effective outreach activities
· Work on special projects as assigned

We are looking for a person familiar and comfortable with Quaker testimonies, practice, and communities who also has interest and experience in communications and outreach materials. We need someone who works well independently, is self-directed, well-organized, detail-oriented, and has strong English-language written communication skills.

An ease with technology is also important (Word, Excel, Adobe (pdf), Facebook, Flickr, WordPress, GoogleDocs, Skype, Zoom, and of course, email). Graphic skills would be a BONUS. Also required is an up-to-date computer with current software–Microsoft Office—and publishing software such as (InDesign, Publisher, or Pages), a color printer, an external hard drive for back-up, and secure Internet service. There is a small budget for office supplies and materials.

This requires 209 hours for routine communications support including a variable average of 10 hours a week for development work such as collaborative materials or outreach support tasks as determined by the Clerk of the Communications Committee or a designee. The Coordinator will work remotely and be supported by the Communications Committee and supervised by its clerk or designee.

Friends Peace Teams
Friends Peace Teams (FPT) is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation. FPT’s Initiatives build on extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of conflict resolution. We use experiential methods that honor the dignity of every person, like the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), Trauma Healing, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC), community reconciliation, and peace education to bring together people from different ethnic, political, gender, and religious backgrounds. FPT supports three international initiatives that share a goal of grassroots peace building through local partnerships: the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI), Peacebuilding en Las Américas (PLA), and the Asia West Pacific Initiative (FPT-AWP). Each has a diverse program that responds to a
region’s unique history, culture, resources, and conflicts. Each initiative has local staff and is supported and guided by a working group of local and U.S. Friends. Friends Peace Teams is a 501(c3) non-profit organization with a small budget raised entirely from donations by individuals and groups. FPT is governed by a Council comprised of volunteers and representatives from Yearly Meetings that meets via conference call every month and in person once a year.
Friends Peace Teams | 1001 Park Ave, St Louis, MO 63104-3720
www.friendspeaceteams.org | applications@friendspeaceteams.org

Job Description:
Communications and Outreach
1. Outreach:
1. Support Yearly Meeting Representatives’ outreach efforts
2. Organize events for Initiative Coordinators and international speakers
3. Coordinate with Communications Committee, Council, Initiative Coordinators and other relevant committees
4. Travel as agreed upon to represent FPT at relevant events and trainings
2. Written and Electronic Communications:
1. Create and update outreach materials and tools, such as presentation packages and table displays for YM Representatives, speakers and fundraisers, as well as materials for special events as requested and send to the Office Manager for distribution
2. Develop, update and keep active electronic files for editing and updating, such as brochures, table displays, and thank you cards
3. Create content for FPT e-newsletter
4. Create content and seek content for Quaker online and print news. Seek opportunities to publish articles in publications from yearly meetings, local meetings, colleges, and schools and other organizations
5. Design and prepare advertisements working with a Council member(s), then submit to publications chosen
6. Update website and FPT social media with regular and relevant content
Operations
1. Correspondence: Answer incoming email correspondence and forward as needed
2. Format e-newsletter and other e-correspondence
3. Assist in editing and layout FPT print newsletter PeaceWays twice a year
4. Continue to build and update online database
5. Files: Maintain working files on Google Docs, and work with Office Manager to ensure that all documents are properly archived
6. Update lists with contact information and dates of affiliated YMs annually and send the information to the office for directory and calendar
7. Perform website maintenance and troubleshooting
Other duties include attending monthly conference calls and other meetings within the organization, attending annual Face to Face Meeting, and documenting and reporting hours worked.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to applications@friendspeaceteams.org by September 15th, 2017. Start date will be negotiated.

RESOURCES NEEDED con’t
Fall Appeal Letter – to be included in the joint Fall FPT mailing
Recording Clerk: backup to Valerie still needed–how about asking new YM Reps, like Bob Rhudy or Jack Willis.
Korean Information Writing Summary: we could use someone to condense some of the Korean information to send out to our group, the Council and e-news list.
Stories of Success: The FPT Council suggested we write up the stories of success that have been a part of our work. John started a list of suggested stories we might contribute. Additional stories, edits, or comments would be appreciated. It would be a great addition for Power of Goodness. Nadine will ask Darcia Bowman if she would accept this task- for payment.

Decisions/Actions:
Guidance on Flood Relief in Nepal in general, how do Friends feel about offering AU$5,000 – 9,000 immediately? Who would like to be on the discernment team who has time right now to help with this? AUD 9,000 was agreed earlier with Subhash, Nadine, John and Jane- even though it takes substantially from our reserves. In particular, we hope the monies will go to the landless people (one of whom came to Peace Place). Further discernment will be made and suggest we send AUD 7,500 for relief and AUD 500 for the stories (check this latter amount with Subhash). Approved!

Petrus’ Proposed Letter of Agreement – Friends approved the following Letter of Agreement.

Wider view beyond Indonesia? – Hosting international trainings, cross-fertilization within Asia. Supporting others that want to host international trainings. Support group for Petrus? Where is his support? Good question. Will ask Petrus. Petrus says the writing of the stories needs further support, but the training and other work is fine. Working principles- add phrase “but not limited to” in dot point 5 on page 2. Under Budget/Sources Item 2 Benefits: Including health insurance and retirement was discussed. This will be discussed with Friends from the other regions. How we are tackling fund raising? Jamuma’s visit to the US was successful in raising awareness of our work. Maybe Petrus or Nanik might visit the US next year for a similar purpose.
We approve this agreement in principle, but will explore the issue of health insurance further with members of the Council.

Petrus’ Letter of Agreement can be found below.

Letter of Agreement / Surat Persetujuhan
Between/Antara:
Friends Peace Teams, Asia West Pacific Initiative
1001 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104 +1 314-621-7262 office@FriendsPeaceTeams.org
Nadine Clare Hoover, AWP Coordinator +1 607-542-9029 Indonesia@FriendsPeaceTeams.org
And/Dan:
Petrus supported by Nanik, Jl. Njelawang Dukuh Sekarkurung, Desa Mu ktiharjo, RT. 01 RW. 3
Kecamatan Margorejo Kabupaten Pati, Jawa Tengah 59163 Indonesia
+62 (0)813-2665-8483 petrustito@gmail.com
Starting 1 September 2017 ongoing / Mulai tanggal 1 September 2017 berlanjut

Working Principles:
Friends Peace Teams, Asia West Pacific Initiative and Petrus enter into an agreement of friendship and cooperation, to join together committed to building relationships for a better world.
We seek and trust the power of the Living Spirit to guide our individual and collective discernment for what rings true and our practical actions.

We seek goodness and truth in each person and regard no person as our enemy, joining together to oppose actions or conditions of violence, abuse or neglect.

We believe in the transforming power of love, conscience and nonviolence as a challenge to injustice and violence and as a force for reconciliation.

We accept that our understandings of truth are incomplete and have faith that new perceptions of truth will continue to be revealed both to us and to others.
We respect the dignity of each person and ask Petrus and Nanik to bring to our attention, as we will bring to their attention, any acts considered prejudicial or discriminatory so that we may examine and transform our lives, words and actions in line with our belief.

We do not take sides in any conflict. We believe that it takes all of us to achieve peace and invite all of us to join together in undertaking this work.
We expect honesty and integrity in all our dealings and openness and transparency in financial accounting.

We respect all peoples’ choice of religion, do not proselytize to those we serve, and we call all people to practice the universal dictates of faith such as community, integrity, simplicity, equality, and peace.

Prinsip Kerja:
Mengadakan perjanjian persahabatan dan kerjasama yang bersifat persaudaraan atas dasar komitmen membangun hubungan yang damai supaya bisa membangun dunia yang lebih aman dan baik. Kami bersama-sama berjanji:
Mencari dan percaya kepada kekuatan Tuhan untuk mengarahkan ketajaman kita agar sesuaikan dengan kebenaran dan tingkah laku masing- masing secara bersama-sama.
Mencari yang baik dan benar dalam setiap orang dan tidak menganggap siapapun sebagai musuh, bekerja sama untuk melawan tingkah laku atau kondisi kekerasan, penyalahgunaan, atau kelalaian.
Percaya kepada kekuatan transformasi cinta, hati nurani dan tindakan tanpa kekerasan sebagai tantangan terhadap ketidakadilan dan kekerasan & sebagai gerakan kearah kerukunan kembali.
Mengakui bahwa pengertian kita memang tidak lengkap dan percaya bahwa pengertian yang lebih mendalam selalu muncul diantara kita semua.
Menghormati martabat setiap orang, dan sebagai mitra setuju untuk peduli, seperti kita juga peduli, terhadap tingkah laku yang dianggap berburuksangka atau membeda- bedakan, agar kita bisa memeriksa dan merubah hidupnya, kata-katanya, dan tingkah lakunya sesuai dengan kepercayaan.
Tidak akan berpihak dalam konflik apapun, sebab semua orang diperlukan untuk menciptakan perdamaian dan mengajak kita semua untuk bekerjasama.
Mempraktikkan kejujuran dan ketulusan hati dalam semua hal, bekerja menurut hukum, dan terbuka dalam hal kegiatan dan keuangan.
Menghormati pilihan agama masing-masing, tidak ikut campur agama rakyat yang dibantu, dan mengundang semua orang untuk menjalankan prinsip agama yang universal, misalnya kemanusiaan, ketulusan hati, kesederhanaan, bersamaan dan perdamaian.

Work Plan

Work plan title: Friends Peace Teams Indonesia Coordinator

Goals: To build a peace and conscience movement in Indonesia networked with Asia and the whole world; build AVP facilitation teams in Indonesia; and build an example of nonviolent education.

Outcomes and activities are to:
Build a peace and conscience movement in Indonesia and Asia through visits among interfaith community networks, community groups, schools and boarding schools, and take action according to its discernment.
Document AVP-based approaches to education in Peace Place’s Joglo Preschool, after-school lessons for primary and junior high students, and parenting and teacher training.

Support the development of AVP in Indonesia, including:
Develop material in empowerment, trauma resiliency, human development, conscience, liberation, and discernment.
Coordinate AVP in Pati for children, families, families, teachers and interfaith groups.
Support AVP in other areas of Indonesia, for example,but not limited to, in Barak Mukuk, West Papua, Mentawai Island, Jakarta, East Nusa Tenggara, or others, by establishing regular communication, coordination, and schedule of visits and training.
Support AVP in other countries in Asia, for example, but not limited to in the Philippines, Nepal, Korea, Australia, Aotearoa/ NZ, through communication and training together.
Strengthen facilitator teams in each region.
Develop an AVP-Indonesia Office, including establishing training materials (guidelines, HTK cards, certificates), office support and funding sources to create a sustainable office.
Develop a FPT-Indonesia Office, including the Friends Guest House, International Peace Training, news of activities, financial reports and work plans and participate in Friends Peace Teams’ AWP Working Group.
Person responsible: Petrus, with primary responsibility and time, with occasional support from Nanik.

Location: Based at Peace Place in Pati, Central Java, Indonesia, and traveling twice per year to visit local communities engaged in AVP and peace activities.

Schedule: Full-time, year around work (1800 hr/year).

Budget/Sources: Needs per month Rp 6,500,000+1,200,000+500,000+450,000 = Rp 8,650,000 (US$675/bulan, US$8100/tahun)
Salary shared by Petrus & Nanik Rp 6,500,000 for full-time, which is 1,800 hours/year, 40 hours/week, except for 12 national holidays, 12 sick days, and two weeks vacation (10 days per year). Holidays Chinese New Year, Ramadan/ Eid Al-Fitr
Jan Tahun Baru
Feb Hari Pemilu
Apr Good Friday
Apr Hari Pemilu
May Labour Day
Jun Pancasila Day
Jun Akhir Tahun Ajaran
Aug Hari Merdeka
Dec Hari Natal
Benefits including health insurance and retirement (Prudential/Commonweal) Rp 600,000 / person for Petrus and Nanik, therefore Rp 1,200,000
Local transportation and activities around Pati Rp 500.000
Office Supplies including communication and internet Rp 300.000 and other office supplies Rp 150.000
Depending on fund-raising, we will fund program support in each region, a computer, and a motorcycle. This starting rate may be raised in the future if fund-raising permits.

A job description, work plan, budget analysis and fundraising plan, including desired outcomes, participants/beneficiaries, and report items/evaluation measures will be developed as the first task.

Petrus will:
Pursue the proposed outcomes and undertake the proposed activities.
Report monthly on activities completed, obstacles encountered, plans revised, and finances expended (electronically).

Provide visual and narrative documentation of activities electronically upon completion and as news happens.
Notify FPT immediately of significant delays or changes in plans to reassess commitments and staff time as not to inhibit the communities in which we work.

Withdraw a monthly salary only after written financial and narrative reports are approved by the AWP Coordinator.
Check in with the Working Group every six months (March 1 and Sept 1) on if the the relationship is working well.

Friends Peace Teams, Asia West Pacific Initiative will:
Wire Transfer $1,350 every two months to the account of Petrus.
Reimburse time and expenses as reported in the monthly report.
Friends Peace Teams AWP expects to work together as partners in a manner beneficial to both parties. In the spirit of this cooperation, FPT-AWP will participate in activities and monitor operations and financial accounts as appropriate.

Partner Background

Partner Organization: Peace Place
Partner Organization Vision & Mission: [please add the mission]

Bank Name: PT Bank Mandiri Tbk.
Branch Name: KK Pati 13521
Bank Address: Jl. Kol. Kusnandar Komplek Ruko, Pasar Puri Block 6-7, Pati, Central Java, Indonesia
Swift Code: BMRIIDJA008
Account No.: 135.00.1050102-9
Account Name: PETRUS
Phone number: +62 (0)813-2665-8483
Rencana Kerja

Judul Rencana Kerja: Friends Peace Teams Indonesia Coordinator

Tujuan: Membangun gerakan perdamaian dan hati nurani di Indonesia dan jaringan Asia dan seluruh bumi; membangun tim-tim pelatih HTK di Indonesia; dan membangun percontohan pendidikan tanpa kekerasan.

Hasil dan kegiatan adalah:
Membangun gerakan perdamaian dan hati nurani di Indonesia dan Asia dengan kunjungan jaringan masyarakat antar agama, kelompok masyarakat, sekolah dan pesantren, dan bergerak sesuai ketajamannya.
Mendokumentasikan pendidikan berbasis HTK terhadap pendidikan di program-program Pra-Sekolah Joglo, les-les untuk siswa sekolah dasar dan sekolah menengah, dan pelatihan keluarga dan guru di Rumah Damai.
Dukung perkembangan HTK di Indonesia, termasuk:
Perkembangan bahan: pemberdayaan, sembuh dari trauma, perkembangan manusia, hati nurani, kemerdekaan dan ketajaman.
Koordinasikan HTK di Pati untuk anak-anak, remaja, keluarga, guru dan kelompok antar agama.
Dukung HTK di wilayah-wilayah lain di Indonesia, misalnya di Barak Induk, Papua Barat, Pulau Mentawai, Jakarta, Nusa Tenggara Timur, atau yang lain, dengan membangun komunikasi, koordinasi, dan jadwal kunjungan dan pelatihan yang rutin.
Dukung HTK di negara-negara lain di Asia, misalnya, di Filipina, Nepal, Korea, Australi, Aotearoa/ZB, dengan membangun komunikasi dan pelatihan bersama, ttpi tidak terbatas ini saja.
Menguatkan team pelatih di tiap-tiap wilayah.
Membangun Kantor HTK-Indonesia, termasuk membangun bahan pelatihan (pedoman, kartu HTK, sertifikat), dukungan kantor dan sumber pendanaan yang diperlukan untuk membuat kantor berkesinambungan.
Membangun Kantor FPT-Indonesia, termasuk Friends Guest House, Pelatihan Perdamaian Internasional, berita kegiatan, laporan keuangan dan rencana kerja rutin & ikut serta di Kelompok Kerja AWP-FPT.

Orang yg bertangungjawab: Petrus, tanggungjawab utama, dengan dukungan kadang-kadang dari Nanik.

Tempat Kerja: Peace Place di Pati, Jawa Tenggah, Indonesia, dengan perjalanan dua kali per tahun kunjungan ke masyarakat lokal yang susun kegiatan HTK dan perdamaian.

Jadwal: Kerja full dua-belas bulan per tahun (1800 jam/tahun).

Budget/Sources: Kebutuhannya / bulan Rp 6.500.000+1.200.000+500.000+450.000 = Rp 8.650.000 (US$675/bulan, US$8100/tahun)

Gaji dilakukan Petrus & Nanik Rp 6.500.000 kerja full, yang pekerjaan full, dimaksud 1.800 jam/tahun, yaitu 40 jam/ minggu, kecuali 12 Hari Raya (dibawa), 12 hari sakit, dan dua minggu libur (10 hari setahun). . Hari Raya Tahun Baru China, Ramadan/Eid Al-Fitr
Jan Tahun Baru
Feb Hari Pemilu
Apr Good Friday
Apr Hari Pemilu
May Labour Day
Jun Pancasila Day
Jun Akhir Tahun Ajaran
Aug Hari Merdeka
Dec Hari Natal
Kesejahteraan asuransi kesehatan dan jaminan hari tua (Prudential/ Commonweal) Rp 600.000/orang untuk Petrus dan Nanik, kemudian Rp 1.200.000 (US$100/bulan).
Lokal transportasi dan kegiatan sekitar Pati Rp 500.000
Kebutuhan kantor termasuk komunikasi dan internet Rp 300.000 dan bahan kantor Rp 150.000
Tergantung hasil fundraising akan perlu dukungan program di masing-masing wilayah, komputer, dan sepeda motor. Gagi ini bisa dinaikkan kedepan, jika penggalangan dana memungkinkan.
Deskripsi pekerjaan, rencana kerja, analisis anggaran dan rencana penggalangan dana, termasuk hasil yang diinginkan, peserta/ penerima, dan item laporan / ukuran penilaian akan di kembangkan sebagi tugas pertama.

Petrus akan:
Mengejar hasil yang diusulkan dan melakukan kegiatan yang diusulkan.
Melaporkan bulanan tentang kegiatan yang diselesaikan, hambatan yang dihadapi, rencana direvisi, dan keuangan yang dikeluarkan (secara elektronik).
Berikan dokumentasi kegiatan visual dan naratif secara elektronik setelah selesai dan sesudah berita baru terjadi.
Beritahu segera penundaan atau perubahan yang signifikan dalam rencana untuk menilai ulang komitmen dan waktu staf agar tidak menghambat masyarakat di tempat kami bekerja.
Menarik gaji bulanan hanya setelah laporan keuangan dan naratif tertulis disetujui oleh Koordinator AWP.
Cek-in dengan Kelompok Kerja setiap enam bulan (1 Maret dan 1 September) tentang apakah hubungan berjalan baik.

Tim Perdamaian Friends, Inisiatif Asia Pasifik Barat akan:
Kirim (wire transfer) US$1.350 setiap dua bulan ke rekening Petrus.
Bayar gaji dan pengeluaran sesuai yang dilaporkan dalam laporan bulanan.
Tim Perdamaian Friends AWP mengharapkan untuk bekerja sama sebagai mitra dengan cara yang menguntungkan kedua belah pihak. Dengan semangat kerjasama kita, FPT-AWP akan berpartisipasi dalam kegiatan dan memantau operasi dan keuangan sesuai kebutuhan.
Latar Belakang Mitra

Organisasi Mitra: Peace Place
Misi dan Visi Mitra:
[tolong tambah disini]

Bank Name: PT Bank Mandiri Tbk.
Branch Name: KK Pati 13521
Bank Address: Jl. Kol. Kusnandar Komplek Ruko, Pasar Puri Block 6-7, Pati, Central Java, Indonesia
Swift Code: BMRIIDJA008
Account No.: 135.00.1050102-9
Account Name: PETRUS
Phone number: +62 (0)813-2665-8483

Closing word:
Nadine Hoover: tired
Gay Howard:hopeful
Valerie Joy:clarity
Fenna Mandolang: ballast
Tom Martin:nurtured
John Michaelis: team-work
Petrus:change
Deb Wood: light

NEXT CALL October 3/4, 2017