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Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE: Remembering Rachel Corrie and facing the future

Posted 3 weeks ago

PALESTINE: Remembering Rachel Corrie and facing the future Kathy Kern Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:30 Photo by Joe Carr. Carr worked with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Gaza and later with CPT in Hebron and At-Tuwani. His sequence of photos showing the bulldozer running over Corrie was not enough to convict the driver of her death. by Kathleen Kern In ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA: More than 500 responses to El Guayabo Campaign

Posted 4 weeks ago

COLOMBIA: More than 500 responses to El Guayabo Campaign Kathy Kern Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:09 The campaign that CPT Colombia launched during the month of January was a great success. More than 500 people contacted the Secretary of Government of Puerto Wilches, Edmundo Arias and the Vijagual Police Inspector, Diego Andres Torres. The campaign requested that they stop the scheduled ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Announcement: Development Coordinator Position Opening

Posted 5 weeks ago

Announcement: Development Coordinator Position Opening Caitlin Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:54 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks a full-time Development Coordinator to serve as a member of our Peacemaker Corps in expanding our financial capacity and building fiscal sustainability. Responsibilities include creating and implementing funding strategies, providing administrative oversight, cultivating major gifts, overseeing donor acquisition and renewal, writing and managing grants, organizing ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Borderlands: Resisting walls

Posted 7 weeks ago

Borderlands: Resisting walls Kathy Kern Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:16 by Peggy Gish Walls take many forms. They may be words, glances, or actions that distance us from others, or physical structures that protect us from the weather or the vulnerable from further harm. But the walls we saw at the Arizona/Mexico border, on the Christian Peacemaker Teams borderlands delegation, were ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » CPT-Colombia rejects ELN violence and Colombian government response

Posted 7 weeks ago

CPT-Colombia rejects ELN violence and Colombian government response Kathy Kern Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:49 Photo: Marcos Knoblauch, CPT by Pierre Shantz On the morning of Thursday, 17 January a car bomb exploded inside the grounds of the General Santander Police Cadet Academy in Bogota killing twenty-one (including the car driver) and injuring over seventy people. In a declaration sent on ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Prayers for Peacemakers, 27 February 2019 Iraqi Kurdistan

Posted 7 weeks ago

Prayers for Peacemakers, 27 February 2019 Iraqi Kurdistan Kathy Kern Wed, 02/27/2019 - 09:16 Prayers for Peacemakers 27 February 2019 We pray for the immediate release of CPT-Iraqi Kurdistan partner Sherwan Sherwani and other journalists and civil society activists whom the government has imprisoned in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan. We pray for strength to endure and freedom for all political prisoners ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » IRAQI KURDISTAN: The killing of Himda'at Othman Darwish and the occupation of Barmiza Village.

Posted 8 weeks ago

IRAQI KURDISTAN: The killing of Himda'at Othman Darwish and the occupation of Barmiza Village. Kathy Kern Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:13 Himda'at Othman pictured with his son A Turkish war pilot fired the rocket that disintegrated the body of Himda’at Othman and shattered the lives of those who loved him. Himda’at Othman was not a man of war. In his early ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Train with CPT: Join CPT'S Peacemaker Corps

Posted 9 weeks ago

Train with CPT: Join CPT'S Peacemaker Corps Caitlin Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:29 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is currently accepting applications for its Peacemaker Corps. Join us in building partnerships to transform violence and oppression! Find the application online here. APPLICATION DEADLINE is 15 March 2019. Please direct any questions and send complete application to personnel@cpt.org. 2018 CPT training group in ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Important Announcement: Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Program to close

Posted 9 weeks ago

Important Announcement: Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Program to close Caitlin Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:58 Pictured: members of IPS participate in a Walk the Talk rally in favor of Bill C-262 in front of a local parliament member's office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2017. It is with great sadness that Christian Peacemaker Teams announces the closure of our full-time Indigenous Peoples Solidarity ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » IRAQI KURDISTAN: “We are not terrorists, not ISIS; we are sons of this town; we are with you!”

Posted 10 weeks ago

IRAQI KURDISTAN: “We are not terrorists, not ISIS; we are sons of this town; we are with you!” Kathy Kern Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:08 Sherwan Sherwani and Haji Rekani who were arrested during a peaceful protest in Duhok city. On the 23 January 2019, the Turkish military killed six people in a cross-border bombing near the Kurdish town of Deraluk. ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » A threat to the Occupation: CPT Reservist denied entry to Israel/Palestine

Posted 11 weeks ago

A threat to the Occupation: CPT Reservist denied entry to Israel/Palestine Caitlin Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:29 by Alicia Rynkowska On January 31, 2019, I was denied entry into Israel, which adds my name to a long list of human rights advocates who also did not pass the political litmus test required for entry. After hours of interrogation, I was told ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » IRAQI KURDISTAN: A silence louder than bombs

Posted 11 weeks ago

IRAQI KURDISTAN: A silence louder than bombs Kathy Kern Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:32 CPTers at the demonstration in Deraluk by a member of CPT Iraqi Kurdistan On 25 January 2019, we were on our way to visit Halania, a Kurdish village where a Turkish bombing ended 19-year-old Dunya Rasheed’s life. Our team has been to Halania many times over the ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Fourth Sunday in Advent: LOVE is unity

Posted 11 weeks ago

Fourth Sunday in Advent: LOVE is unity Kathy Kern Sat, 12/22/2018 - 16:24 by Runbir Serkepkani CPTers participate in a nonviolent demonstration in solidarity with incarcerated migrants. Advent Reflections 2018 Christian Peacemaker Teams wish to celebrate this Advent season by offering reflections on the symbols of each Advent candle. Week to week, each of our teams will share a story ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » CPT Steering Committee Introduces Muriel Schmid, NEW ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR with PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Milena Rincón in two-director leadership model

Posted 11 weeks ago

CPT Steering Committee Introduces Muriel Schmid, NEW ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR with PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Milena Rincón in two-director leadership model Caitlin Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:43 Left: Muriel Schmid, our new Administrative Director; Right: Milena Rincón, continuing in her role as Program Director. CPT is pleased to announce the appointment of Muriel Schmid (Louisville, Kentucky, USA) as our new Administrative Director. Beginning January ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Supporters of Wet’suwet’en water protectors respond to 7 January attack by RCMP

Posted 12 weeks ago

Supporters of Wet’suwet’en water protectors respond to 7 January attack by RCMP Kathy Kern Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:46 CPTers Dan Huizenga (l) and Peter Haresnape participate in Toronto Rally for Wet'suwet'en “Divide and rule them” seems more central to Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples than ever in northern British Colombia. TransCanada (TC) Energy Corporation touts twenty agreements with Indian Act ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Supporters of Wet’suwet’en water protectors respond to 7 January attack by RCMP

Posted 12 weeks ago

Supporters of Wet’suwet’en water protectors respond to 7 January attack by RCMP Kathy Kern Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:46 CPTers Dan Huizenga (l) and Peter Haresnape participate in Toronto Rally for Wet'suwet'en “Divide and rule them” seems more central to Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples than ever in northern British Colombia. TransCanada (TC) Energy Corporation touts twenty agreements with Indian Act ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Supporters of Wet’suwet’en water protectors respond to 7 January attack by RCMP

Posted 12 weeks ago

Supporters of Wet’suwet’en water protectors respond to 7 January attack by RCMP Kathy Kern Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:46 CPTers Dan Huizenga (l) and Peter Haresnape participate in Toronto Rally for Wet'suwet'en “Divide and rule them” seems more central to Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples than ever in northern British Colombia. TransCanada (TC) Energy Corporation touts twenty agreements with Indian Act ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace »  LESVOS: Harvesting Tears In Moria

Posted 12 weeks ago

LESVOS: Harvesting Tears In Moria Kathy Kern Sun, 01/27/2019 - 11:55 by Rûnbîr Serkepkanî We were walking through the village of Moria on Lesvos when we saw thick smoke rising in the distance from an area close to the concentration camp of Moria. Along the way we saw migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, who were walking slowly in the opposite direction. ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace »  Niagara community affirms Indigenous sovereignty as Trudeau speaks at Brock University

Posted 3 months ago

Niagara community affirms Indigenous sovereignty as Trudeau speaks at Brock University Kathy Kern Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:55 As part of a series of public actions opposed to the Canadian invasion of sovereign Indigenous nations and in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Niagara regional community members, including members of Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the Six Nations Men’s Fire blocked an entrance ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » CPT Palestine: URGENT call for reservists and interns

Posted 3 months ago

CPT Palestine: URGENT call for reservists and interns Caitlin Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:37 CPT Palestine is in urgent need of people to serve on team ASAP. If you haven't yet trained with CPT but would like to get involved, this may be your chance to join the team as an intern! [Link]