We envision a society committed to a more sustainable just peace.
We commit to cultivating the power of ordinary civilians to increasingly become nonviolent people so we can better resist injustice, and thus, build a more sustainable just peace. Herein, we seek to scale-up unarmed civilian protection and accompaniment.
The DC Peace Team lives this mission by:
- deploying unarmed civilian protection units
- providing training in key nonviolent skills
- facilitating restorative circles
The unique niche we fill in the DC metro area and across the county is developing the tradition of nonviolence through unarmed protection and accompaniment, networking of partner organizations and community members, and collaborative projects that bring together the range of effective nonviolent skills we offer training in.
**In combination with international peace teams, we hope that developing local peace teams will contribute to understanding the power of nonviolent peacemaking and resistance. We hope to demonstrate and promote a restorative justice model with our communities. In turn, we hope to contribute to gradually transforming the way we engage conflict locally and with other actors around the world.