This #GivingTuesday, let's be radically nonviolent
When you hear #GivingTuesday, we want you consider the phrase from a new perspective: What if #GivingTuesday marked an opportunity for “radical generosity”? The concept of radical generosity recognizes that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering. Our power to stop this suffering begins with our own commitment to be educated and aware of not only the violence we directly witness, but also the violence that is cloaked and imbedded into the systems that surround us.
MPT is tackling this suffering with the power of radical nonviolence: For more than 28 years, Meta Peace Team has been honing the tools & efficacy of nonviolent direct action. With outstanding skills training and life-saving peace teams, we are working to ensure that we can answer every call for a peace team and train every community….every individual… in active, assertive nonviolence. This revolution of nonviolence is the only way we can eradicate the myth that violence is the solution to conflict. This is where you come in! Your "radical generosity" makes our work possible.
Join us on Giving Tuesday: Your radical generosity will help bring about the change, and ensure a future that so many of us are depending on.
Meta Peace Team (MPT)?
So Who Is
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!
Bystander Intervention Skills Trainings
We’re all aware that both the pandemic and the political climate have made things very tense, with notable increases in divisiveness and "Us vs. Them" thinking. As concerned people, we will begin to explore how active, assertive nonviolence can make a difference: What does it mean, how is it used, and how can good-hearted, well-intentioned people disagree yet still be maintain integrity?
This training offers skill-building on how to do compassionate yet effective Bystander Intervention when you see someone being harassed or threatened with violence.
What can you do when you’re alone and see this happening?
What do you do when the someone being harassed is YOU?
In this 4-hour workshop, participants will learn and gain practice in specific skills and tools that are useful both in conflict intervention situations and in daily life.