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Taking a Stand : A Guide to Peace Teams and Accompaniment Projects - Elizabeth F. Boardman

Taking a Stand

A Guide to Peace Teams and Accompaniment Projects

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Putting your body in the way of violence is a dramatic way of taking a stand. "Taking a Stand" describes the work done by peace teams and accompaniment projects -- who runs them, what is involved in joining, and the social and emotional challenges and rewards from such experience. Accessible and conversational, the book describes who runs the peace programs, how to get information, the variety of people currently participating, and what to expect in terms of fear and exhilaration, resistance and support.

Elizabeth Boardman is a long-time political activist who traveled with the Iraq Peace Team sponsored by Voices in the Wilderness in December 2002. The daughter of a conscientious objector, she is Clerk of San Francisco Friends Meeting.

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Why Go?p. 5
Taking a stand
Chickening out
Galvanizing forces
Individual examples
Go where and do what?p. 15
Reasons
Delegations
Peace teams
Accompaniment projects
Real-life examples
What will people say?p. 25
"Coming out" as a peace activist
Challenges and reactions
Talking to people from different groups
More hard questions
Isn't it dangerous?p. 39
Fear and grace
Limelight and stage fright
Traveling in a strange land
Dangers
When should we leave?
Who will know or care?p. 51
Variations
Specific roles for supporters
Moral support
Logistical support
Publicity management
So many are involved
Others who care
Learning about soldiersp. 65
Reading about soldiers
Real soldiers and real guns
Soldiers for peace
Christian Peacemaker Teamsp. 87
Overview
Organization Training
The application process
What CPT provides
Language
Room, board and guidance
Short-term delegations
Expenses and spending money
Civil disobedience
Danger
Sharing the news
Headquarters
Demographics
Destinations
Voices in the Wildernessp. 97
Overview
Background
The application process
Training
Language
Room, board and guidance
Expenses and spending money
Civil disobedience
Danger
Sharing the news
Headquarters
Demographics
Peace Brigades Internationalp. 113
Overview
Organization
Background
The application process
Training, What PBI provides
Language
Room, board and guidance
Danger
Headquarters
Demographics
Other travelers, other workp. 123
International Solidarity Movement
Friends Peace Teams
American Friends Service Committee
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Services International para la Paz
Reality tours and delegations
Humanitarian aid
Radical fringe
Other work
The way of the futurep. 137
Challenges and rewards
Questions about effectiveness
Organizational weaknesses
The role of the technology
The way of the future: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Contact Information
Cotact information for all organizations mentionedp. 147
Annotated Resourcesp. 149
Indexp. 155
About the Authorp. 161
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ISBN: 9780865715264
ISBN-10: 0865715262
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 159
Published: 1st April 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 12.5 x 17.5  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.18