What has MPT done to earn your vote of confidence?:
MPT’s vision is to seek a just world, grounded in nonviolence and respect for the sacred interconnectedness of all life. We do this through education, training people in active nonviolent conflict resolution, and placing domestic and international peace teams. We have deployed peace teams around the world—to Haiti, Mexico, Bosnia, Panama, Cairo, El Salvador, and Palestine/Israel to name a few. At the same time, we’ve placed even more peace teams across the United States. MPT’s important work has been made possible through the generous contributions of compassionate, caring people who believe a better world is possible… In other words, people like you! So thank you! None of this is possible without your remaining an active part of this Team!
2018 is a special year for MPT: We celebrate 25 years of providing nonviolent tools for change. Since our beginning in 1983, we have...
...saved a young boy from being kidnapped by the military in the middle of the night
...prevented a family’s home from being illegally demolished in Gaza by staying with the family as they sat on their roof
...safeguarded villagers from death squads
...walked children to school to protect them from violence
...kept a young nonviolent protestor from being “disappeared” by soldiers by refusing to physically let go of him
...provided protective accompaniment for UN emergency food provisions to ensure delivery in Croatia
...patrolled neighborhoods and ensured the safety of immigrants in their own communities
...protected children in an orphanage in the West Bank
...offered training specific to college students at Sonoma State College (CA), Portland State University (OR), Michigan State
University, Siena Heights University, Aquinas College, and University of Detroit Mercy (MI)
...provided nonviolence skills training in Salt Lake City (UT), Roanoke (VA), San Francisco (CA), Pittsfield (MA), Troy (NY), Cleveland
(OH), St. Paul (MN), Des Moines (IA), Terre Haute (IN), Washington D.C., and all across the state of Michigan.
...set up long-standing community partnerships in Detroit and Flint
In fact, this year alone we have…
...Hosted a national Training for Trainers weekend intensive, creating 18 more violence de-escalation Skills Trainers
...Developed our Bystander Intervention Training in response to the national increase in hate crimes
...Began the process of starting an MPT branch in West Virginia
...Completed the project of training an entire inner-city high school in nonviolent intervention and social change
...Trained two Teams for International peace team work, with a team planning to leave for the West Bank in January
...Deployed fully trained Domestic peace teams to curtail violence around the state and the country
...Begun the process of collaborating with the First Nation peoples of Standing Rock and Black Mesa
As we enter the Holiday season and reflect on all the things we are so blessed to have, please consider taking the time to recognize all of the selfless individuals who have so willingly walked into dangerous situations to protect human life, human rights and secure a peaceful space for productive conflict resolution. One important way to thank these “Peace Warriors” is by making a generous contribution to MPT. Your financial contribution empowers MPT to train the world in nonviolence, and to place peace teams in areas of conflict wherever they are needed. Thank you for your never-ending compassion, and for your dedication to MPT.
With sincere appreciation,
Elliott Adams, Adam Bouverette, Sr. Ellen Burkhardt, Suzanne Camino, John Roy Castillo, C. Peter Dougherty, Sr. Mary Ann Ford, Mary Ellen Jeffreys, Anna Malavisi, Paul Pratt, Kim Redigan, Pat Valaer, Sheri Wander, Mark Zussman, Mary L. Hanna, and Melody Arnst
The MPT Core Community and Staff