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

Posted 4 days 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 10 days 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.

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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 5 weeks 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 6 weeks 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 6 weeks 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]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Grassy Narrows members crawl across Bay Street in Toronto as a symbolic witness

Posted 6 weeks ago

Grassy Narrows members crawl across Bay Street in Toronto as a symbolic witness Kathy Kern Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:12 Photo: Murray Lumley by David Milne On 20 June, several members from Grassy Narrows First Nation crawled across Bay Street in downtown Toronto toward the front doors of the building holding the office of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Their chief ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » IRAQI KURDISTAN: “Until we have peace, we can not live comfortably” —Turkey bombs shepherds around Bagova

Posted 7 weeks ago

IRAQI KURDISTAN: “Until we have peace, we can not live comfortably” —Turkey bombs shepherds around Bagova Kathy Kern Thu, 07/04/2019 - 11:03 Aihan was looking after his family’s flock of sheep when the Turkish bombing began. As villagers from Bagova led our CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan team down the road we were all keenly aware of the large Turkish outpost lined with ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » IRAQI KURDISTAN: “All we want is to know the fate of our beloved people”

Posted 7 weeks ago

IRAQI KURDISTAN: “All we want is to know the fate of our beloved people” Kathy Kern Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:14 The wives, mothers and daughter of those killed and missing in Deraluk It was just twenty-three days after the New Year when the Turkish jet fighters bombed Matin Mountain in Deraluk and the villages around it in Iraqi Kurdistan. This ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Prayers for Peacemakers, 3 July 2019 Borderlands

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Prayers for Peacemakers, 3 July 2019 Borderlands Kathy Kern Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:08 From the Office of the Inspector General report Pray for all those detained in concentration camps at the U.S./Mexico Border and in other U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Facilities. Give thanks for those who are trying to shine a light on the racist and misogynistic Border Patrol ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » A CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan delegate wishes more people would visit the people there.

Posted 7 weeks ago

A CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan delegate wishes more people would visit the people there. Kathy Kern Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:49 The CPT Delegation in Rawanduz, enjoying the beauty of Kurdistan. by Patrycja Wibe The CPT delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan in March 2019 was a unique opportunity for me to learn about life in the region, and to meet people and organisations whose ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » A CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan delegate wishes more people would visit the people there.

Posted 7 weeks ago

A CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan delegate wishes more people would visit the people there. Kathy Kern Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:49 The CPT Delegation in Rawanduz, enjoying the beauty of Kurdistan. by Patrycja Wibe The CPT delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan in March 2019 was a unique opportunity for me to learn about life in the region, and to meet people and organisations whose ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Anishinaabemowin—a gentle language

Posted 8 weeks ago

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Anishinaabemowin—a gentle language Kathy Kern Mon, 07/01/2019 - 08:45 by Karen Orlandi I spent hours trying to learn to say the name of the place where I was staying in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the people who live there. It is Asubpeeschoseewagong, and even now, as I hear it come off my Anglo lips, it sounds completely ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA| Making possible what seemed impossible—the Colombian government puts Las Pavas on the map

Posted 9 weeks ago

COLOMBIA| Making possible what seemed impossible—the Colombian government puts Las Pavas on the map Kathy Kern Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:50 A few community leaders celebrate the sign with Las Pavas on map “I want to thank God and all our accompaniers because, with your help, we have made possible what was believed to be impossible,” says Don Misael Payares, leader ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » AL KHALIL (HEBRON)| “Welcome to the Crossing”-The Beginning of Checkpoint Privatization

Posted 10 weeks ago

AL KHALIL (HEBRON)| “Welcome to the Crossing”-The Beginning of Checkpoint Privatization Kathy Kern Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:31 Palestinian child walks to school through newly renovated checkpoint currently operated by the Israeli Border Police. In April 2019, three major checkpoints (Bab al-Zawiyeh / 56, Salaymeh / 160, and Qitoun / 209) in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) were surrounded with ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » LESVOS| The Blatte and the Black

Posted 11 weeks ago

LESVOS| The Blatte and the Black Kathy Kern Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:00 By Rûnbîr Sêrkepkanî I had a conversation recently with a good friend of mine from Cameroon. He was telling me that I am white. He was comparing the colour of his arm to the colour of my arm. “Look so white your arm is and so black mine ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE | The Old City Transforms For A Day

Posted 12 weeks ago

PALESTINE | The Old City Transforms For A Day Kathy Kern Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:54 As I* was preparing to suddenly come to Hebron, I started to do some research about the city. One of the things that I took notice of is that Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank in terms of population and size. However, ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » CANADA: A broken promise to Grassy Narrows

Posted 12 weeks ago

CANADA: A broken promise to Grassy Narrows Kathy Kern Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:26 by Marian de Couto “They made a promise that we were going to have our river cleaned up and they were going to build a mercury home here for our people so that we can look after our people, and today none of that has happened…I want ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Palestine: The Camera as a Lifeline

Posted 13 weeks ago

Palestine: The Camera as a Lifeline Kathy Kern Mon, 05/27/2019 - 10:36 Emad Abu Shamsiyah in his home The neighbourhood of Tel Rumeida is located in the H-2 zone of Hebron, an area exclusively under Israeli military control. An Israeli military base lies nearby currently operated by the Israeli Givati brigade. The unit largely serves to provide backup for Israeli ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA: The slow struggle for land and justice

Posted 3 months ago

COLOMBIA: The slow struggle for land and justice Kathy Kern Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:36 Photo: Juliane Assman by Juliane Assmann “Since 2005… no, since 2002 we are fighting on this land,” Eugenio tells me when I ask him about the history of the process and struggle that has led to this day. We are sitting in the shadow of the ... [Link]