International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Michigan Peace Team, Inc.

  • Lansing, MI
  • www.metapeaceteam.org

Mission Statement

Meta Peace Team: Creating an alternative to militarism and violence through empowered peacemaking.
Our Vision: We seek a just world grounded in nonviolence and respect for the sacred interconnectedness of all life.
Our Mission: Meta Peace Team pursues peace through active nonviolence in places of conflict.
Our Goals:
- Educating the public to the vision and practice of active nonviolence, particularly as it relates to nonviolent conflict intervention
- Providing training in active nonviolence designed for the specific needs of the participants
- Recruiting, training, and placing Peace Teams both domestically and internationally
- Cooperating, supporting, and participating with local peace and justice groups, particularly as it relates to our mission

Main Programs

  1. Domestic and International Peace Teams
  2. Skills Training
  3. Education towards Empowerment/Presentations
  4. Networking and Community Action
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

MPT's main office is located in Lansing, Michigan (USA), but we offer training & team placement throughout the US and the world, at the invitation of the people involved.  We have a long-term team in the West Bank.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Ms. Sheri L Wander

Co Principal Officer since 1993

Self-reported

C. Peter Dougherty

Keywords

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nonviolence, peace, justice, conflict resolution, training

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Also Known As

META PEACE TEAM

EIN

38-3451273

 Number

4665400900

Physical Address

808 W. Barnes Ave.

Lansing, MI 48910 1304

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Domestic and International Peace Teams

Began a long-term Team presence in the West Bank in April 2007 to have a constant/consistent presence on the ground there.  Since 2010, We have maintained "Virtual Accompaniment" after sending two teams to Juarez, Mexico.  Multiple Domestic Peace Teams (within the U.S. borders) occur annually.

Category

Volunteer Training & Placement

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Crime/Abuse Victims

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 2

Skills Training

MPT offers basic and advanced violence de-escalation skills trainings geared to the participants' needs. We provide participants with the background knowledge and specific skills to apply the healing and transforming power of nonviolence to situations of conflict and violence wherever they may occur. Workshops are experiential and participatory in nature. Participants learn about nonviolence and empowered peacemaking through exercises and role plays facilitated by our experienced and highly qualified trainers

Category

Volunteer Training & Placement

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$6,000.00

Program 3

Education towards Empowerment/Presentations

Meta Peace Team members are frequently asked to give presentations on their first-hand experiences in the field of active nonviolent peacemaking. Knowledgeable speakers are available to present discussions on: How to organize local/community peace teams; What's happening at the US/Mexico Border; The current situation in the West Bank/Gaza; The benefits of ordinary citizens training for nonviolence; Social analysis and nonviolent social change; Nonviolence as a Christian mandate; ....and more!

Category

Volunteer Training & Placement

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 4

Networking and Community Action

Cooperating, supporting, and participating with other peace and justice groups, particularly as it relates to our mission

Category

Volunteer Training & Placement

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

MPT's main office is located in Lansing, Michigan (USA), but we offer training & team placement throughout the US and the world, at the invitation of the people involved.  We have a long-term team in the West Bank.

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Funding Needs

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MICHIGAN PEACE TEAM INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Michigan Peace Team, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Sheri L Wander

Co Principal Officer

C. Peter Dougherty

BIO

Sheri Wander is a former International Governance Council Member of Nonviolence Peaceforce, USA.  She has a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kent State University and is a Michigan Peace Team nonviolence Lead Trainer. She has extensive experience providing conflict management and peer mediation programs for high-risk adolescents and is co-coordinator of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor. Sheri was in Israel/Palestine in August 2002 as a nonviolence trainer and has also served as a human shield for endangered families in Dheisheh Refugee CamMichigan.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"MPT is comprised of volunteer peacemakers invited by the community, and working with Meta Peace Team. We only go where invited. Our role is to be a peaceful presence, protecting human life and human rights, and creating space for productive conflict & its resolution. We are autonomous, self-organized affinity teams of individuals. We are creating the world we want to exist by living it: a world where conflict and confrontation are healthy and inevitable and can occur with a mutual respect for human rights and dignity; a world where voluntary cooperation, egalitarian relationships, solidarity and mutual aid are the norm. We place peace teams domestically and internationally. We've had teams in Canada, Haiti, Mexico, Bosnia, Panama, in Cairo during the Gaza Freedom March, El Salvador, and elsewhere. We continue to place teams in Palestine at the invitation of the people there. We would love to have you learn more about our work. Please visit our website at: http://metapeaceteam.org/ for more information about who we are and on how you can get involved."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Peter Dougherty

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