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Prayers for Peacemakers, July 30, 2014

Prayers for Peacemakers, July 30, 2014

Pray for the Christians, Turkmen, Shabak, Yezidi, and Shia Muslims of Mosul.  ISIS militants have driven them from their homes in Mosul and confiscated their possessions.  Give thanks for Iraqi Muslims who are speaking out against this violence and injustice.

 Epixel* for Sunday August 2, 2014
 
 

Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek 
refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. Psalm 17.7

 Checkpoint on road to Mosul entering Kurdish Regional Governate
  *epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches, related to and appearing with 
a text from the upcoming Sunday's Revised Common Lectionary readings. 

Upcoming CPT Events

Title Start: End:
Peacemaker Corps Training Fri, 07/11/2014 Mon, 08/11/2014
Aboriginal Justice Delegation Fri, 08/01/2014 Mon, 08/11/2014
Colombia Delegation Fri, 08/01/2014 Fri, 08/15/2014
Palestine/Israel Delegation Fri, 08/01/2014 Thu, 08/14/2014
Aboriginal Justice Delegation Fri, 09/26/2014 Mon, 10/06/2014

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About CPT

Partnering with nonviolent movements around the world, CPT seeks to embody an inclusive, ecumenical and diverse community of God's love.  We believe we can transform war and occupation, our own lives, and the wider Christian world through:

  • the nonviolent power of God's truth
  • partnership with local peacemakers
  • bold action

CPT places teams at the invitation of local peacemaking communities that are confronting situations of lethal conflict.  These teams seek to follow God's Spirit as it works through local peacemakers who risk injury and death by waging nonviolent direct action to confront systems of violence and oppression. 

CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic structures of oppression. We are committed to undoing oppressions, starting within our own lives and in the practices of our organization.

Featured CPT Partner

Ms. Taban is part of a 120-family community displaced from their village, less than an hour away, because of Iranian and Turkish bombing.

In 1991, Ms. Taban, a nurse, returned to her remote village after graduation. "I came home by foot, joining many people in a march. We walked half a day and reached our home, which was destroyed by Saddam in 1980s. There was no water, no electricity, and no roof. We rebuilt it with hands, tears and joy."

But in 2008, Ms. Taban was displaced again when the United States, the Iraqi government, and the Kurdistan Regional Government renewed efforts to help Turkey and Iran use bombs and rockets to evacuate Kurdish villages from the border areas.

Ms. Taban is strong in her steadfastness, but fatigue is wearing her beautiful face and her dreams of going home to the mountains are fading.

CPT's Work: CPT accompanies villages like Ms. Taban's, documenting their experience, and advocating with decision-makers for a cease to state-sponsored violence and bombing.