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Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » PALESTINE: Craftspeople of al-Khalil—An interview with Bader and Zachariah

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PALESTINE: Craftspeople of al-Khalil—An interview with Bader and Zachariah Kathy Kern Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:51 Bader al-Tamimi’s shop stands at the entrance to the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron). Bader is always there it seems— a warm, dignified, welcoming presence to tourists, residents of al-Khalil members of human rights groups, and fellow craftspeople alike. He offers each a seat and ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » MICOAHUMADO — a micro portrait of Colombia

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MICOAHUMADO — a micro portrait of Colombia Kathy Kern Mon, 09/16/2019 - 14:46 Even children are not safe from becoming involved: soldiers are offering candy in return for information, thereby violating rights of children. Photo: Juliane Assmann/CPT by Juliane Ashman It’s a cloudy day at the end of May. My spine crashes against the wooden rods that frame the back ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » CPT introduces new network for Indigenous solidarity!

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CPT introduces new network for Indigenous solidarity! Caitlin Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:53 Christian Peacemaker Teams is excited to announce the creation of the Turtle Island Solidarity Network (TISN)! In March 2019, the full time Indigenous People’s Solidarity Team closed as a result of necessary budget cuts in CPT. However, CPT remains committed to continuing the work of Indigenous solidarity across ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA: A call to hope and to continue the road to peace

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COLOMBIA: A call to hope and to continue the road to peace Kathy Kern Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:31 Photo: Marcos Knoblauch/CPT Christian Peacemaker Teams - Colombia has signed on to a Declaration in response to the announcement of a group of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC commanders to leave the Peace process and take up arms As churches, ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » Prayers for Peacemakers, 4 September 2019 Iraqi Kurdistan

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Prayers for Peacemakers, 4 September 2019 Iraqi Kurdistan Kathy Kern Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:48 Give thanks for how the voices of families who lost their children, parents and siblings in Turkish and Iranian bombings resonate with a power greater than the noises of death and war. Representatives of the families in partnership with CPT Iraqi Kurdistan held a successful press ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Shabbat at the Powwow

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: Shabbat at the Powwow Kathy Kern Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:09 by Rebecca Lash The powwow drum played in the distance while two members of our delegation to Grassy Narrows First Nation led our group in Kabbalat Shabbat, a Jewish prayer service. As the first interfaith Indigenous Solidarity delegation of Christian Peacemaker Teams, we welcomed the Jewish day ... [Link]

Christian Peacemaker Teams - Turn your Faith into Action for Peace » COLOMBIA: Having coffee with Laura from the Popular Organization of Women

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COLOMBIA: Having coffee with Laura from the Popular Organization of Women Kathy Kern Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:25 The House of Memory and of the Human Rights of Women. Photo: Juliane Assmann/ECAP by Juliane Assman We did not bury them We planted them. This is the phrase one sees when walking through the Casa de la Memoria y de los Derechos ... [Link]

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

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“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

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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

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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

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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 11 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

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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 11 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 12 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

Posted 12 weeks ago

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 12 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 12 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

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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]