Wednesday, July 10, 2013

AVP in a Nutshell (the way I see it)

I went to Indonesia with the Friends Peace Teams to witness, first-hand, how the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) works and how it contributes to the global effort of cultivating cultures of peace.

But what is AVP?

Well, as far as I'm concerned...

AVP is fun and games and getting in touch with the innocent child in each of us.

AVP is days of forging new and lasting friendships.

AVP is sharing stories and learning from them.

AVP is embracing and celebrating the essential oneness in diversity.

AVP is sharing smiles and laughter.

AVP is having new brothers and sisters.

AVP is learning new things about the world you live in and about yourself.

AVP is learning how to stand firm under a raging storm.

AVP is like fresh water smoothly brushing boulders on its way to a serene river.

AVP is Peace through Love and Compassion.