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Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » IRAQI KURDISTAN: Who is my neighbor?

Posted 4 weeks ago

IRAQI KURDISTAN: Who is my neighbor? Kathy Kern Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:54 Kak Hassan and his family standing with the CPT team outside of his home in Galala The following is a reflection by Sr. Rosemarie Milazzo, a Maryknoll Sister, who has been a CPT reservist since 2007 and has served on the Iraqi Kurdistan team since 2010. In the ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE: Visit of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu causes civil disruption in Al Khalil (Hebron)

Posted 4 weeks ago

PALESTINE: Visit of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu causes civil disruption in Al Khalil (Hebron) Kathy Kern Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:33 The Palestinian community of al-Khalil (Hebron) experienced widespread civil disruption on 4 September when incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Hebron in a scheduled appearance at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City. An air of anxiety hung over ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » TURTLE ISLAND: Let us See Life Defenders

Posted 5 weeks ago

TURTLE ISLAND: Let us See Life Defenders Kathy Kern Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:38 Four Indigenous Life Defenders—Niigaan, Gramma, Sarah, Sadie by Steve Heinrichs We are not environmentalists. We are not protestors. We are life defenders. And we do this for all. One week after the Global Climate Strike, a week after a million took to the streets in Canada with ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » TURTLE ISLAND: Commemorating Orange Shirt Day

Posted 6 weeks ago

TURTLE ISLAND: Commemorating Orange Shirt Day Kathy Kern Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:08 Esther Kern (front row, far left) and other congregants at Valleyview Mennonite Church by Esther Kern Indigenous people and their allies commemorate “Orange Shirt Day” on 30 September, which marks the time of year when colonial authorities took Indigenous children in Canada from their homes and families and ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Prayers for Peacemakers 2 October 2019 U.S./Mexico Borderlands

Posted 7 weeks ago

Prayers for Peacemakers 2 October 2019 U.S./Mexico Borderlands Kathy Kern Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:07 Photo: Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Please pray for patience on the part of asylum seekers trying to enter the U.S. They bear great anxieties for themselves and their families as they think about what they fled, and what they will do if they are denied entry. Please ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Lesvos| Fatal fires at Moria camp

Posted 7 weeks ago

Lesvos| Fatal fires at Moria camp Kathy Kern Tue, 10/01/2019 - 10:11 In late afternoon Sunday 29 September 2019, two fires broke out around Moria camp. One reportedly started outside the camp, and was put out within minutes. The other happened in the camp, either inside or close to a container, and rapidly escalated. At the time of this writing, ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Turkish and Iranian Cross-border Bombings in Iraqi Kurdistan (2017-2019)

Posted 8 weeks ago

Turkish and Iranian Cross-border Bombings in Iraqi Kurdistan (2017-2019) Kathy Kern Fri, 09/27/2019 - 08:28 Introduction CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan has documented multiple bombardments conducted by the Turkish and Iranian militaries against families living in villages and seasonal settlements along Iraqi Kurdistan’s borders with Turkey and Iran. Turkish and Iranian bombardments have escalated within the last year, killing and injuring numerous civilians, ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE: Craftspeople of al-Khalil—An interview with Bader and Zachariah

Posted 9 weeks ago

PALESTINE: Craftspeople of al-Khalil—An interview with Bader and Zachariah Kathy Kern Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:51 Bader al-Tamimi’s shop stands at the entrance to the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron). Bader is always there it seems— a warm, dignified, welcoming presence to tourists, residents of al-Khalil members of human rights groups, and fellow craftspeople alike. He offers each a seat and ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » MICOAHUMADO — a micro portrait of Colombia

Posted 9 weeks ago

MICOAHUMADO — a micro portrait of Colombia Kathy Kern Mon, 09/16/2019 - 14:46 Even children are not safe from becoming involved: soldiers are offering candy in return for information, thereby violating rights of children. Photo: Juliane Assmann/CPT by Juliane Ashman It’s a cloudy day at the end of May. My spine crashes against the wooden rods that frame the back ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » CPT introduces new network for Indigenous solidarity!

Posted 10 weeks ago

CPT introduces new network for Indigenous solidarity! Caldwell Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:53 Christian Peacemaker Teams is excited to announce the creation of the Turtle Island Solidarity Network (TISN)! In March 2019, the full time Indigenous People’s Solidarity Team closed as a result of necessary budget cuts in CPT. However, CPT remains committed to continuing the work of Indigenous solidarity across ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA: A call to hope and to continue the road to peace

Posted 11 weeks ago

COLOMBIA: A call to hope and to continue the road to peace Kathy Kern Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:31 Photo: Marcos Knoblauch/CPT Christian Peacemaker Teams - Colombia has signed on to a Declaration in response to the announcement of a group of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC commanders to leave the Peace process and take up arms As churches, ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Prayers for Peacemakers, 4 September 2019 Iraqi Kurdistan

Posted 11 weeks ago

Prayers for Peacemakers, 4 September 2019 Iraqi Kurdistan Kathy Kern Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:48 Give thanks for how the voices of families who lost their children, parents and siblings in Turkish and Iranian bombings resonate with a power greater than the noises of death and war. Representatives of the families in partnership with CPT Iraqi Kurdistan held a successful press ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Shabbat at the Powwow

Posted 11 weeks ago

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Shabbat at the Powwow Kathy Kern Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:09 by Rebecca Lash The powwow drum played in the distance while two members of our delegation to Grassy Narrows First Nation led our group in Kabbalat Shabbat, a Jewish prayer service. As the first interfaith Indigenous Solidarity delegation of Christian Peacemaker Teams, we welcomed the Jewish day ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA: Having coffee with Laura from the Popular Organization of Women

Posted 12 weeks ago

COLOMBIA: Having coffee with Laura from the Popular Organization of Women Kathy Kern Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:25 The House of Memory and of the Human Rights of Women. Photo: Juliane Assmann/ECAP by Juliane Assman We did not bury them We planted them. This is the phrase one sees when walking through the Casa de la Memoria y de los Derechos ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » “We will start all over again”: Palestinians face a surge of home demolitions

Posted 3 months ago

“We will start all over again”: Palestinians face a surge of home demolitions Kathy Kern Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:05 Early in the morning of 22 July, more than 1,000 Israeli soldiers and government workers arrived to Sur Bahir in the southern area of East Jerusalem and aggressively began the process of demolishing 70 Palestinian homes. Alongside the sheer magnitude of ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA| Update on Micoahumado

Posted 3 months ago

COLOMBIA| Update on Micoahumado Kathy Kern Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:13 On 25 July, CPT Colombia invited you all to stand for peace and justice in Micoahumado. With joy and gratitude we announced that just about 300 people signed the petition to ask the most relevant government authorities in Colombia to pay attention to the recommendations of the Imminent Early Warning ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Humanitarian Crisis in #Micoahumado, Colombia: Take Action Now.

Posted 4 months ago

Humanitarian Crisis in #Micoahumado, Colombia: Take Action Now. Kathy Kern Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:27 Since 2002 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has accompanied farmers and miners in the township of Micoahumado, which lies in the southern region of Bolivar Department. With the accompaniment of CPT and other organizations, the community had the courage to initiate a negotiation process with the ELN ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE: Passage through the checkpoint--experiences of Palestinian women in Hebron

Posted 4 months ago

PALESTINE: Passage through the checkpoint--experiences of Palestinian women in Hebron Kathy Kern Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:04 In the Israeli-controlled H2 area of al-Khalil (Hebron), Palestinian women and girls moving around their neighbourhoods encounter a number of obstacles to their freedom and security vis-a-vis Israeli military, border police, and settlers. The checkpoint, however, is an unpredictable and isolated site of male ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE: Life in the Seam Zone Village of Al-Seefer

Posted 4 months ago

PALESTINE: Life in the Seam Zone Village of Al-Seefer Kathy Kern Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:25 On Saturday 1 June, during Ramadan, two CPTers were accompanying community partners in at-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills. While they were there, the Bedouin community in Al-Seefer invited the CPTers to share an iftar meal with them and the CPTers accepted with delight. Al-Seefer ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Turkish Bombs Target Vacation Destination in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Posted 4 months ago

Turkish Bombs Target Vacation Destination in Iraqi Kurdistan. Kathy Kern Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:19 The view of Amedi from Kani Motel. Amedi is an ancient city in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan where people from all over Iraq come to enjoy the historic atmosphere, cool weather and beautiful mountains. It is a tourist destination for people fleeing the heat during ... [Link]