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Current News:

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MPT was fortunate to host the Shanti Sena Network (VIRTUAL) Summit Meeting:  an opportunity for people actively engaged in Unarmed Civilian Protection (and those interested in it) to gather for resource sharing, skills training, tips for efficacy, brainstorming ideas for our future work, and introducing those new to Unarmed Civilian Protection to the concept and effectiveness of active, assertive, collaborative, community-based nonviolence.  The speakers and presenters were outstanding.  Currently, we are in the process of downloading the taped versions of each workshop, and will offer them to you as soon as they are available.  Many thanks to all those who made this incredible event possible.

Our Challenge:
Breaking Through Fear and Hate to Forge a New Way
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In our current dangerous “political” climate, we need to stretch ourselves - to better understand how and why “the other half” of people think and act the way they do, and better understand evidence of our own biases that can be part of the problem. This webinar presents a big picture framework that can be helpful in our efforts to confront violence and heal our broken world.  Presented by MPT's co-founder, Peter Dougherty.

Watch the taped presentation →
Bystander Intervention Trainings and
Violence De-Escalation Skills Trainings
 
 
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We have just updated our website to add many more of our trainings to the calendar that are "Open to the Public" ...both Bystander Intervention Skills Trainings (4 hours) and Violence De-Escalation Skills Trainings (8 hours over two days).  Follow this link (below) to see the current offerings!

We can also work with you and your organization to create a separate training that is specific to your needs.  Please just contact us.

"The Work of Nonviolence:

Stories from the Frontline"

 
 
An amazing, hope-filled Book by  author & activist
Julie Thomas-Beckett
featuring the work of Meta Peace Team
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So Who is Meta Peace Team (MPT)?
MPT is a group of individuals creating a nonviolent alternative to militarism through empowered
peacemaking. MPT understands that the primary violence in our world is structural and embedded in systems of oppression and domination. MPT seeks a just world grounded in nonviolence and respect for the sacred interconnectedness of all life. MPT trains individuals in nonviolence and places violence reduction peace teams (when invited) in war zones and places of conflict where a there is a likelihood of violence. MPT has (and is recruiting for) teams in Palestine, the U.S./Mexico Border, and other international sites as well as fielding Domestic
Teams within the borders of the United States. Learn more about us! Explore this site, and feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a nonviolence skills training, a presentation, and/or to make a donation to support this work.  Welcome to MPT!