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Join a Peace Team in Palestine

Meta Peace Team seeks potential members for its upcoming Peace Team work in Palestine. Meta Peace Team (MPT) has been creating nonviolent alternatives to militarism and violence through empowered peacemaking since 1993. As part of their practice, they have been placing peace teams in places such as Iraq, Haiti, Bosnia, Egypt, Panama, Mexico, Gaza Strip,… read more

Stopping Violence – podcast

“We’re talking about stopping violence with nonviolence.” ~Mary Hanna, Meta Peace Team What kind of training is useful and necessary to use nonviolence to interrupt violence? Mary Hanna, a trainer for the Meta Peace Team in Lansing, Michigan, highlights the work of peace teams and draws on decades of experience in de-escalating violent scenarios to… read more

Why Wednesday was Awesome

Training with Meta Peace Team’s Mary Hanna at the Metta Center…   Lou leans into the kitchen, “If we need more room, we can do this training at my house.” “We’ll be fine,” I reply with a grin. Walking back into our office, I see that all the chairs have been filled, and some people… read more

Force of Spirit: Daily Metta

“The force of the spirit is ever progressive and endless… That force resides in everybody; man, woman, and child, irrespective of the color of the skin. Only in many it lies dormant, but it is capable of being awakened by judicious training.” ~ Gandhi, Harijan, February 10, 1946 “Training” has become the watchword of the… read more

Nonviolence in Action: Meta Peace Teams – Podcast

    Peace Teams: Bring them to your local community gathering or start one yourself with a group of dedicated friends… What is a peace team and how does it work? This week on Peace Paradigm Radio, Mary Hanna and  Peter Dougherty discuss Meta Peace Teams; how they started, what they do, and how peace teams can help in… read more

“Nonviolence transforms hostility”–Daily Metta

December 30: “Nonviolence to be worth anything has to work in the face of hostile forces.” –Gandhi (Harijan, March 20, 1937) It was a tense situation. The Meta Peace Team was at work at an annual Neo-nazi rally in Ann Arbor, and there were always people who hated Nazis who could get extremely worked up.… read more

Building a Movement of Peace Teams: training coming to a city near you

  By Jessica Anderson, the Metta Center for Nonviolence Note: If you are interested in getting trained the skills and strategies for building a national movement of local peace teams, we have good news. MPT Is going to be going on a nationwide tour to do just that. You can find out more about where… read more

What would it take to start a Peace Army?

Reverend Barber of the NC NAACP calls those joining the mass protests of Moral Mondays at the NC state capitol, “a nonviolent volunteer army of love.” *** The Freedom Rides of 1961 saw some of the most iconic moments of the United States’ Civil Rights movement. Courageous, idealistic young people boarded busses to the segregated… read more

On the power of stories in trainings

Kim Redigan of MPT emphasizes the power of using stories in trainings. You can also click the following link to listen on another page. If you right-click this link, you can select “save file as” and add it directly to your mp3 player. Using stories in trainings Please use the comment box below to ask… read more

Getting high school students involved in peace teams

Kim Redigan, MPT member and high school teacher, discusses how peace team skills and trainings can have a positive influence on the education of young people. You can also click the following link to listen on another page. If you right-click this link, you can select “save file as” and add it directly to your… read more