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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]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers 23 March 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers 23 March 2017 This week in Prayers for Peacemakers we lift up a prayer of great thanksgiving for a successful Sabeel conference two weeks ago, and Steering Committee meetings, last week. Paraphrasing Psalm 133:1, "How good and pleasant it is when teammates sit together in unity!" Sabeel, an ecumenical center for liberation theology in Jerusalem, is a ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos March 14 - 20

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A week of occupation in photos: March 14 - 20View this email in your browser Child Arrest Pictured here: A Palestinian boy, who threw a stone at the reinforced checkpoint, was ambushed by three Israeli Border Police who were hiding within different buildings in the area. The boy was subsequently arrested and taken to a prison without his parents knowledge, ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » CANADA: Rally to end Islamophobia

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CANADA: Rally to end Islamophobia by Rachelle Friesen I am deeply humbled to stand beside all of you today, as we continue to confront Islamophobia, fascism and white supremacy - in all its manifestations. Yet, I also recognize who I am, and the land on which we stand. I am white. I am a settler. And I was born in ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » IRAQI KURDISTAN NEWSLETTER: January & February 2017-- Accompaniment and more!

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View this email in your browserJanuary & February 2017 Iraqi Kurdistan Accompaniment Awat Hassan talking to CPTers at his home. Photo by: Gabe CPT started around the clock accompaniment for Awat HassanTeachers' demonstrations in the city of Sulaimani continued in January 2017 as people demanded that their full salaries be paid and for a stop to corruption in the public ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers 15 March 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers 15 March 2017Last week the world commemorated the International Women's Day. Also we would like to acknowledge the power and leading role of women in struggle for justice and peace all around the world. Let us pray for all women members of the CPT projects, for all the women in the Administrative team and all our women ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos March 7-13

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A week of occupation in photos: March 07 - 13View this email in your browser Resistance and ResiliencePictured here: Palestinian women's cooperative show their presence every day in the Old market. (March 7, 2017) Friday Prayers Pictured here: Palestinians being blocked at the Israeli military checkpoint as they try to exercise their expression of faith.(March 10, 2017) The Sweet Shop ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): CPT Palestine February 2017 Newsletter--Remembering at Martyrs' Cemetery, Checkpoint 56 and more...

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CPT Palestine Newsletter - February 2017View this email in your browser Remembering at Martyrs' CemeteryOn a warm, sunny, Sunday noontime, 26 February 2017, at The Martyrs’ Cemetery on a hillside in Hebron, groups of Palestinian community leaders, political officials, the press, school children, members of the community and international observers gathered to remember the 29 lives that an American-Israeli settler, ... [Link]

morepraxis » ACT for Peace – East Africa Famine Appeal

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Right now, children are starving to death in South Sudan. This is the first time famine has been declared anywhere in the world in the last six years. And … [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers, 8 March 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers, 8 March 2017 by Salvador Castro Receive a fraternal embrace of peace and good. I will do whatever you ask in my name. John 14:13 Knowing that the power of prayer can move mountains, I would like to invite you to raise a prayer to heaven asking for the Creator's mercy to my city Barrancabermeja (Magdalena region, ... [Link]

CPTnet stories » Prayers for Peacemakers 8 March 2017

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Prayers for Peacemakers 8 March 2017 by Salvador Castro Receive a fraternal embrace of peace and good. I will do whatever you ask of me in my name. John 14:13. Knowing that the power of prayer can move the mountains, he invites them to raise a prayer to heaven asking for the mercy of the creator of my city (Barrancabermeja, ... [Link]