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

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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]

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

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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 » Voices of Holy Week 2019: Solidarity in campesinx communities

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Voices of Holy Week 2019: Solidarity in campesinx communities Kathy Kern Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:36 The solidarity in the campesinx* communities working for the right to their territory is the fundamental base around which the unity of the community consolidates. Unity is a force that is born from the heart and at the same time lies in the ground until ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Freedom of the press in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Freedom of the press in Iraqi Kurdistan Kathy Kern Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:37 Left to right: Takur Zardashti, Guhdar Zebari, Niyaz Abudulla, Sherwan Sherwani by Rebekah Dowling When I was a child I dreamed of being a journalist. Of sharing stories with the world and uncovering the truth. It seemed so glamorous and important, changing the world with the mighty ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » A proud campesina has dreams for her people

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A proud campesina has dreams for her people Kathy Kern Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:26 “We don’t want to live with fear” / “We are campesinxs of Peace”. El Guayabo community has endured the scourge of paramilitarism and insurgency, resisting with creative nonviolent strategies. Now, a new generation of leaders arises. There is a pace for justice. And Justice, which is ... [Link]

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

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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

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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 10 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 11 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 12 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

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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 12 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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

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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]