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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Posted 13 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 3 months 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

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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 4 months 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

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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 4 months 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

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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

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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]