Table of Contents
- 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!
- 2015 FPT-AWP Annual report
- Update: How you can help the people of Barak Induk
- People of Barak Induk once again under attack
- 2015 June • News from Joglo Preschool
- Minute approved on 2 June 2015 by the AWP Working Group
- Nepal Earthquake Relief Log
- Visiting communities to listen to stories of loss and repair destroyed hopes for survival
- Nepal Relief Update
- Nepal Earthquake Appeal Letter
- First batch of relief support is distributed in Nepal
- Stay at the FPT Guesthouse in Pati, Indonesia
- Silaturahmi: The Power of Visiting
- News from Palestine and Israel
- Exploratory Workshop: Connecting with Australia’s First Peoples
- Community Reading Room and the Barak Induk New Generation AVP Team
- Floods in Pati, Central Java
- “Power of Goodness” has come under the care of FPT-AWP
- Good News for Global Drinking Water!
- AWP Fall 2013 Newsletter
- PeaceWays Newsletter Fall-Winter 2013-14 issue
- News August 3 2013
- News June 26 2013
- News from Nanik at Peace Place
- News April 1 2013
- News February 25 2013
- Activities at Peace Place in February 2013
- Report to Australia Yearly Meeting January 2013
- Peace Is Possible 16 January 2013
- Petrus sent us a letter from Peace Place in Central Java today.
- News August 2012
- News August 1, 2012
- News June 2012
- News May 2012
- Expanding from Indonesia to Asia West Pacific!
- News 12 April 2011
- Peace is Possible 9 March 2011
- News 14 Dec 2010
- News 25 Nov 2010
- News, 10 Aug 2010
- News 20 July 2010
- News 15 April 2010
- News 8 March 2010
- Water Filters 21 Jan 2010
- News 18 Jan 2010
- Teacher Update 18 Jan 2010
- News 27 Oct 2009
- News 19 Sept 2009
- News 15 May 2009
- News 16 April 2009
- News 28 Feb 2009
- News 15 Feb 2009
- News 9 Feb 2009
- News 14 Jan 2009
- PIPA Letter to Indonesian Government January 2009
- News 12 Dec 2008
- News 13 Nov 2008
- Request for Teachers
April 27 2008
- News 13 April 2008
News from Palestine and Israel
News from our partners in Palestine and Israel
Joe DiGarbo writes, “…the terrible destruction and death that they experienced [in Gaza and the West Bank] in July and August grieved me so deeply that I was trying to find a way to get especially to Gaza right away, even to help them salvage what they could from destroyed homes, mosques and whole neighborhoods. I know my feelings, not my good sense, were running my desires. As it has turned out, it has not been possible to be there. So, I rely on email, Facebook, texts and Skype calls to lend my care and support. It always amazes me how they carry on and appreciate moral support from us, particularly, assurances that they are not being forgotten.
“It was difficult to not hear back from friends and colleagues for days and weeks. ‘What has happened to him or her?’ Then I’d hear, and feel relieved. All of you have experienced this type of thing. One thing I have learned, particularly in Gaza and the West Bank, is that we do whatever we can and let the people know that we will continue to do so. Even a little love can go a long way.
“Out of all of this, plans are being laid for a return trip to the West Bank, Gaza and Israel beginning mid-May 2015 for about 3 weeks or more. Mariam, who some of you met at the AVP International Gathering in Ireland, and who is a psychologist, is putting on weekly workshops and short sessions out of her counseling center, apprenticing recently trained facilitators. She had developed an active Facebook site and has a clear vision of how AVP can be used in the West Bank. She’s amazing.
“She wants help dealing with the trauma that so many have recently suffered; she has taken up our offer for a trauma focused advanced AVP workshop for those who have already been trained as facilitators; she wants to begin workshops in a local Palestinian prison as well as a workshop for women who have been released from an Israeli prison; she is even planning mini AVP workshop sessions to be introduced in kindergartens. She is very connected in the Hebron area.
“There are plans developing with another organization, where Marina, the other Palestinian woman, who attended the AVP-IG, is working. She is in Ramallah, the West Bank. They also took up an offer for us to provide a trauma-focused advanced workshop for those facilitators who have already been trained. A program director, who was trained in May 2014 and who is very supportive of our work, is applying for a large grant from the US Consulate for funds to have our work be part of a larger project he is developing. He is, also, an amazing person.
“The plans for Israeli are not fully developed at this time, but we continue planning. As you can see, help is needed for May 2015.”
If you would like more information about upcoming trips, contact Joe DiGarbo at firstname.lastname@example.org.