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Minute approved on 2 June 2015 by the AWP Working Group

Minute approved on 2 Jun 2015 by the AWP Working Group

Joe DiGarbo has traveled to Israel and Palestine to offer Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops with Joe Moore every year for the last nine years. They support AVP in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and Gaza, with great gratitude expressed everywhere they go. Two years ago, Joe DiGarbo began exploring what it would take to bring their trips under the care of Friends Peace Teams.

Tensions are high in the region, how information is expressed is extremely sensitive and, as volunteers taking time off work for this demanding service and witness, time is limited and has to be allocated carefully. Therefore, Joe DiGarbo has decided to keep their work under the care of his monthly meeting supported by other meetings in his regional meeting. If at any time he feels he’s ready to engage with Friends Peace Teams, he will attend the FPT Council and explore a Middle East Initiative with the Council. At this time, Friends called to support this work are encouraged to send donations earmarked to “Middle East AVP” to Joe Moore, 1071 Hunters Path, Lancaster, PA 17601