Meta peace teams are an amazing group of individuals trained to deescalate violence. META PEACE TEAM (MPT) empowers people to engage in active nonviolent peacemaking. MPT was started in 1993 as Michigan Peace Team, in response to the growing need for civilian peace-makers both in the U.S. and abroad. Since that time, we have moved far beyond (in the Greek, Meta) the borders of Michigan. MPT offers nonviolence training workshops and provide opportunities to join peace teams. We seek a just world grounded in nonviolence and respect for the sacred interconnectedness of all life.