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CPTnet stories » GREECE: Arc of voices. The work of resistance of CPT partners on Lesvos.

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CPTnet 23 May 2017 GREECE: Arc of voices. The work of resistance of CPT partners on Lesvos. by Rûnbîr Serkepkanî Images of boats, of people with arms stretched out for water, of children getting barbecued by the midday sun at the port, hunger strikes and many other unpleasant things—these are the images which I associate with Mytilene, and for a ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers. 19 May, 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers. 19 May, 2017 This week we would like to share a good news and express our gratitude for the nomination of CPT for the Nobel Peace Prize. The American Friends Service Committee has announced their official nominee for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and it is Christian Peacemaker Teams! This is a great honor for the organization. ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos May 9 - 15

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos May 9 - 15 Behind Closed Doors Pictured here: Israeli occupation forces continue to target young Palestinian men this week with accusations of stone throwing. On Wednesday, the soldiers took an 18-year-old Palestinian man inside the Israeli military gate at Bab al Baladeyeh for questioning. He was released twenty minutes later with a cut ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » COLOMBIA: Leveling the playing field. Women Walking Together in Faith

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CPTnet 15 May 2017 COLOMBIA: Leveling the playing field. Women Walking Together in Faith by Shirley RedekopViewpoints The saying goes, “There are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.” My husband and I encouraged our children to fly and prayed we gave them roots. One day in a sermon my husband said, “I ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » CANADA AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Walking for Indigenous Rights.

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CPTnet 12 May 2017 CANADA AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Walking for Indigenous Rights. by CPT Canada The black and white Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights flag waves beneath the sky-scrapers in down-town Toronto. A group of approximately 30 people have been walking for nearly a week. Battling rain, cold, sun and traffic, and ranging from 11 months to 86 years, the ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos May 2 - 8

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos May 2 - 8 Child detentions Pictured here: Many young Palestinian men and boys were targeted by Israeli forces this week who accuse them of throwing stones in the clashes last week. In the above photo, a 14-year-old boy from a village outside of al-Khalil/Hebron was on his way with two of his friends ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers. 10 May 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers. 10 May 2017On the first day of May most countries commemorate the International Worker's Day or the Labor Day. Millions of people take to the streets and march for their rights. They demand better and just conditions to carry out their jobs. When we sit at the table, when we get dressed, when we go to bed, ... [Link]

morepraxis » About FACE 2017 Apply Now

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There’s only one week to go until applications close for the 2017 About FACE program! The program runs from 24th June – 8th July and will include bringing people together … [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos April 25 - May 1

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos April 25 - May 1 Sheep Shearing Pictured here: Sheikh Suleiman shears one of his flock early Tuesday morning. The Bedouin community of Umm al-Khair is a nomadic people from the South Hebron Hills that have been systematically displaced for decades. Over the past few years, the community has suffered dozens of house demolitions ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos April 18 - 24

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos April 18 - 24 View this email in your browser Segregated Traffic Pictured here: Israeli Border Police hold up several vehicles at Bab Al-Baladiyeh to ID check and search the cars and passengers. Any vehicle is considered suspicious and subject to searches, especially those with Israeli license plates as they are assumed to be ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers. 27 April 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers. 27 April 2017Today let us lift in our prayers those who "pray with their feet" and advocate for the rights of the Indigenous peoples. On 23 April, a group of mainly Christians has set out on a 600 km (around 375 miles) long pilgrimage through the Canadian province of Ontario. CPT Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Team co-organizes the ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » PALESTINE: Reflection of a CPT Steering Committee member: What I learned during my travel to Palestine

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CPTnet25 April 2017Reflection of a CPT Steering Committee member: What I learned during my travel to Palestine by Timothy Wotring I attended the Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Board Meeting as the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship representative, not expecting anything life-altering, but transformation waits for no one. CPT organized their Board Meeting in Hebron, Palestine during the week of March 13th. It just ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers. 19 April 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers. 19 April 2017 In the last three months the government of the United States of America bombed Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan. Tensions in the Middle East, Russia, North Korea and around the world escalate rapidly. The numbers of killed civilians grow everyday. We need to do something! Last weekend, the Christian community celebrated Easter: Jesus has risen ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos April 11 - 17

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A week of occupation in photos: April 11 - 17View this email in your browser Militarized Passover Pictured here: Thousands of Jewish settlers and tourists came to Al Khalil/Hebron last week to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover and with them a heavily increased military presence. A Palestinian girl walks to the Al Fayhaa Girls School, located on the right ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » COLOMBIA: The Peasant Prophets

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CPTnet 7 April 2017 COLOMBIA: The Peasant Prophets by Jhon Henry. Micah was a peasant farmer born in Moresheth, a quiet village located in Judah, southwest of Jerusalem; This peasant farmer prophesied against greed and cruelty that abounded in his time. In Micah’s time people were selfish and opportunistic and therefore justice was mismanaged, always seeking self-benefit over truth. Micah’s ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Canadian Mennonite University Awards CPT Pax 2017 Award

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April 5, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and Executive Director Sarah Thompson are awarded the 2017 Pax Award from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in honor of Thompson’s and CPT’s service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. “CPT works daily in Palestine, Iraqi Kurdistan, Colombia, and North America to build partnerships that will transform the violence ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers. 6 March 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers, 6 March 2017Today, we grieve with family, friends and community of MJ Sharp who died investigating the ongoing violence and human rights abuses in Democratic Republic of the Congo and advocating for creative violence-reduction solutions.Today, we remember those who died not giving up hope and struggle for a better world built on respect, justice and peace. May ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos March 28 - April 3

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A week of occupation in photos: March 28 - April 3View this email in your browser Land Day Demonstration Pictured here: The "Dismantle the Ghetto, Take Settlers Out of Hebron" Campaign planted olive trees to mark the 41st anniversary of Land Day; a day to commemorate deadly clashes in 1976 over discriminatory Israeli policies against Arab citizens. (March 30, 2017) ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for peacemakers. 29 March, 2017

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Prayers for peacemakers. 29 March, 2017 Water is life. Water is revitalizing energy. Water is a right. Every year on March 22, millions of people celebrate the World Water Day and raise awareness about the waste of water, the importance of preventing deforestation, protection of the paramos (unique ecosystems that produce high amounts of water), the need to control production ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos March 21 - 27

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A week of occupation in photos: March 21 - 27View this email in your browser Stopped Pictured here: Palestinians, including children and a differently abled teenager were stopped, detained and IDed on their way to work and school by Israeli soldiers. (March 21, 2017) More Obstacles Pictured here: Palestinian school children were stopped on their way to school. This week, ... [Link]