Table of Contents
- 2017 May • Papuans update after returning home from International Peace Training
- 2017 Feb • Hayley describes a transformative experience in Indonesia
- 2017 Feb • Nanik reports on the 4th Annual International Peace Training
- Perspectives on the 2017 International Peace Training
- 2017 Feb • Mentawai Islands
- Compassionate Listening Workshop at Peace Place
- 2017 Feb • Reflections from our 4th Annual International Peace Training
- Joglo Preschool
- 2017 Feb – Mar • 4th Annual International Training for Peace
- 2016 Jul-Aug • Joglo Preschool is Becoming a Model for Others
- Sharing the Power of Goodness at PhilYM
- 2016 June – July • Volunteering at Peace Place – Felicitas Zschoche from Germany
- 2016 June • American family of Four visiting Peace Place
- 2016 April – May • Peace Place Activity Update
- 2016 May-Sept • Feliz Zschoche volunteers at Peace Place
- 2016 March • Earthquake Strikes Mentawai Island
- A Decade of Tsunami Relief: Author chat with Nadine Hoover of Friends Peace Teams
- Tunas Baru Preschool’s First College Graduate!
- Barak Induk: Leaders to Meet Soon
- Presentation to University Muria Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia
- 2016 Jan • International Training at Peace Place
- Update: How you can help the people of Barak Induk
- People of Barak Induk once again under attack
- 2015 Dec – 2016 Jan • Friends Peace Team to Indonesia
- 2015 June • News from Joglo Preschool
- 2015 March • International Training for Peace
- 2015 Feb • Helping At Joglo Preschool
- Stay at the FPT Guesthouse in Pati, Indonesia
- 2014 Jan – Apr • Friends Peace Team Indonesia/Australia
- Never Underestimate the Power of a Few People — Growth Always Comes from Small Sprouts!
- Opening of the Taman Bermain Buemoe Ubeut (Small Earth Playground) Preschool in Langsa
- Petrus Introducing the new Joglo Preschool
- 2012 • Extended Service, Kristina Blank
- 2012 Jan – Mar • Indonesia Peace Team
- 2011 • FRIENDS IN BARAK INDUK UNDER ATTACK
- Children and teachers playing at The Peace Place.
- 2011 • Extended Service, Esther Buckwalter
- We did it! Indonesians run AVP basic workshop in East Aceh
- 2011 • Extend Service Nicholas Rozard
- 2011 Jun – Jul • Indonesia Peace Team
- 2011 April • FWCC Manila Peace Team
- 2011 Feb – Mar • Indonesia Peace Team
- 2009 • Voice of Barak Induk
- An Adventure in Indonesia, Stephen S. Haynes February 2007 unpublished article.
- 2006 • Friends in Conscience in Indonesia, Nadine Hoover; NYYM Spark: NYC, NY.
- 2006 • Alfred Builds Eight Houses In Tsunami Area, Nadine Hoover
- 2005 • Help or Hope for the Acehnese? The Human Face of War, by Nadine Hoover September 2005, unpublished manuscript.
- 2005 • Gratitude to Alfred Residents in Tsunami Aftermath, Nadine Hoover; Alfred Sun: Alfred, NY.
2012 • Extended Service, Kristina Blank
Kristina Blank volunteered her time with Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia in Jogjakarta in February and March of 2012. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University at Buffalo in December 2011, Kristina decided she wanted to use her education to give something back to her global community before beginning her graduate studies in Environmental Health.
Kristina studied ceramic water filters with the University at Buffalo’s Dr. James Jensen in the summer of 2011, and was captivated by the notion that locally available materials can be utilized to make effective, affordable water filters for those who most need them. Kristina was excited to work with Nick Rozard in Jogjakarta to enhance the production of the filters. She believes that all humans have a right to clean drinking water, and channeled her research training, time, and energy into trying to make that right a reality for a greater proportion of Indonesians.
Kristina is also motivated by the environmental safeguards that ceramic water filters help to achieve. Vast swaths of forests are cut down for use as timber in fires when boiling water is used as a sanitation method. Indonesia is considered the fifth-most wealthy country in the world in terms of biodiversity, and much of that biodiversity is in its forests. Kristina hopes that the promotion of ceramic water filters will provide a better alternative to boiling water, thus helping to limit deforestation and preserve Indonesia’s biodiversity.
While Kristina hopes that ceramic water filters will improve both human and environmental conditions, she was also excited to support an organization that endorses nonviolence. As corporations move to privatize water in Indonesia and around the globe, the risk of violence increases. The placement of a price tag on water creates an economic gradient in which some individuals will inevitably be unable to afford the very resource that makes life possible. The denial of water is thus a form of violence. Kristina believes that ceramic water filters may help alleviate both the economic disparity and the violence by providing an affordable do-it-yourself alternative to privatized water. Nonviolence, environmental protection, human rights, and international friendships: now that’s the kind of project we should all be invested in!