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- An Adventure in Indonesia, Stephen S. Haynes February 2007 unpublished article.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.
2017 Feb • Reflections from our 4th Annual International Peace Training
Hayley Hathaway writes about her experience at the 4th Annual International Peace Training
Serious Learning and Serious Fun
We are saying teary goodbyes at Peace Place Pati in Central Java, Indonesia. Almost all of the 34 participants of the FPT-Asia West Pacific’s fourth International Peace Training are now back in their communities or on the road after ten days of serious learning and serious playing. It feels like a loss to break up our group after doing so much powerful work together.
Our training began with a three-day Alternatives to Violence Project basic workshop led by the local team. Teachers, activists, religious leaders, and parents came from across Indonesia, many traveling farther than they had ever gone before. They were visibly and positively impacted by the training, which gave us real tools to live more non-violently in a creative and unusual way–no sitting in desks and taking notes for us!
The next day we worked with Nadine on trauma healing and resiliency, using play, compassionate listening and companionship, and art to work through difficult experiences and share them with our peers. International participants from the US, Anne Dusseau and Renee Bove led us through an introduction to transformative mediation. Our brains worked hard to reshape how we communicate with others when our needs aren’t being met.
On the last day, we split into groups: some of us practiced mediation while others joined more teachers to learn about childhood development using the practices developed at Joglo Preschool, which is part of Peace Place.
The three different parts of the training all supported and built on each other and I can confidently say that this created a truly memorable and impacting experience for all of us.
This training stands out as especially important for a few reasons:
- It connected people who are very isolated or feel isolated. Throughout the week I heard surprise in participant’s voices as they learned about the situations–both about struggles and resistance–in other communities. Knowing that others in Indonesia and around the world are facing similar issues and are working for peace and justice is powerful and strengthening.
- It also transcended possible points of conflict: different languages, countries, religions, ages.
- We gained insight into our core selves. We were reminded that peace begins within ourselves and then in our closest relationships. Most participants were parents and many were teachers.
- We laughed and smiled and felt respite from the weight of our problems.
- We experienced how quickly community can be built when there is intentionality and it was beautiful!
- We planted lots of seeds of peace and are spreading them right now as we travel home to our communities and share our stories and our experiences and begin to build new networks.
Subash and Nari from Nepal and I are staying a few more days alongside Nadine to continue to learn about Nanik and Petrus’ work. We will be visiting schools and connecting with land rights advocates.