Annapolis Friends Meeting
and Justice Center
The Annapolis Friends Meeting (AFM) Peace and Justice Center (P&JC)
- A place where people who want to
champion peace and justice initiatives can clarify their ideas, gather
resources, and organize efforts;
- Opportunities for training and education
about peace and justice methods and processes;
- Safe space for people to dialogue about
controversial public issues;
- Networks and partnerships with individuals and
groups who share peace and justice concerns; and
- A more visible community presence for
Annapolis Friends Meeting.
Recent P&JC activities include:
Opportunities: Workshops and Trainings
- Support the
Teaching Peace Initiative (TPI)
in which Annapolis’ Key School high-school students have
developed a curriculum and field tested workshops for 4th
through 6th graders focusing on helping students become
personally sensitive to signs and effects of bullying and on
providing tools and insights to be peacemakers (2011 through
present). For more
- Facilitate Alternatives to Violence
Project (AVP) workshops and trainings in our community and prisons
(2009 to present). For more information, see
domestic activities and
http://avpinternational.org/ for international activities.
Help Increase the Peace (HIP)
to the Annapolis Boys and Girls Club and partnered with Light of
the World family Ministries to provide HIP to bring practical
skills and conflict resolution tools to first-offender youth.
Community Dialogues on (1) controversial ballot initiatives in
2012; (2) other controversial public issues (2013-present)
9/11 Conference with Future Leaders
in cooperation with St John's College
where more than 100 college and high school students listened to
and discussed presentations by military, government and civilian
specialists about national and international lessons learned since
America’s 9/11 experience at the ten year anniversary. [The
Key School Students’ TPI Program
was an outcome of this conference.] (2011)
Hosted and facilitated negotiations between
Israeli and Palestinian delegations resulting in a water rights agreement
for the Geneva Initiative.
P&JC Welcomes New Initiatives
have a strong idea, interest, or concern about an issue involving peace or
may be small or large in scope.)
Are you willing to be a champion for your cause?
Might you want to
the P&J Center in creating an initiative around your idea?
answers to these questions are “yes,” we
encourage you to write a proposal to work with the Center.
In a proposal of two pages, or so,
please answer the following questions:
What is your
idea, interest, or concern?
results you would like to realize?
activities are you considering?
from the P&JC do you believe you need to move the idea forward?
champion for your initiative, what will you contribute to the effort?
include your name and contact information.)
If your idea is
accepted as an initiative by the Center, your sustained presence and
activity will be essential. If
you have any questions, please contact one of the Center co-clerks.
Once it is completed,
please give your proposal (or email it) to one of the P&JC co-clerks: