Born out of Kenyan Quakers’ response to the 2007 Kenyan election violence, Friends Church Peace Team (FCPT) works to reduce violence and conflict in Kenya, whatever the causes may be. FCPT volunteers and staff have trained thousands of Kenyans in Alternatives to Violence, Healing and Rebuilding our Communities, trauma healing, non-violent social change, transformative mediation, and more.
The Peace Team’s efforts were central to the quelling of violence between the 2007 and 2013 elections. They enabled displaced persons to move back to their homes. They worked to rebuild connections between neighbors of rival communities. The ongoing work done through this ministry literally removes the causes of war.
Friends United Meeting directly supports the work of Getry Agizah
, FCPT coordinator, and is a partner in supporting the work of several other staff members.