Turning faith into action for peace

CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression.

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Inclusive, multi-faith, spiritually guided peacemaking. We approach injustice from a spirit of faith and compassion.

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CPT accompanies and supports our partners in their local peacemaking work in situations of violent oppression.

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Committed to undoing the structures of oppression that feed violence, both in society and within our organization.

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AL KHALIL (HEBRON)| “Welcome to the Crossing”-The Beginning of Checkpoint Privatization

13 June 2019

Palestinian child walks to school through newly renovated checkpoint currently operated by the Israeli Border Police.

 

LESVOS| The Blatte and the Black

4 June 2019
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 is,” he said with a big smile. It was the first time in my life that someone had called me white.

CANADA: A broken promise to Grassy Narrows

28 May 2019
“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 to make sure that there is something here that is going to take care of my community and my grandson,” the voice of Chrissy Swain was echoed on Bay Street, in downtown Toronto.

Palestine: The Camera as a Lifeline

27 May 2019
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 settlers who have taken over many Palestinian homes and buildings in the area and consolidated the occupied property into two major settlements. Despite these incursions, 240 Palestinian families remain in the area trying to survive.
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Colombia

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Accompanying small farming and mining communities caught in the crossfire of decades of war and, more recently, hyper-development. Partnering with local human rights organizations. Highlighting the effects of a conflict that has permeated urban social structures through organized crime, trafficking, and displacement from rural areas.

Iraqi Kurdistan

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Partnering with mountain village and shepherd communities that peacefully resist displacement and destruction caused by cross-border military operations. Accompanying human rights defenders and civil initiatives standing against oppression. Documenting impacts of violence on civilians and advocating locally and internationally for change.

Palestine

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Supporting Palestinian-led, nonviolent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. Documenting human rights violations in occupied Palestine. Partnering with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating the international community to help create a space for justice and peace.

Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

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Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Working in Turtle Island (North America), primarily Southern Manitoba and Northern Ontario, Canada as an ally to Indigenous rights groups. Accompanying and supporting land defenders. Standing in solidarity with and advocating for Indigenous communities as they work toward healing, resisting colonialism, and struggling for sovereignty. Engaging faith communities and settlers in solidarity work.

CPT Europe: Lesvos

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A CPT Europe Regional Program. Partnering with local and international organizations committed to solidarity with refugees who are nonviolently defending their human rights. Reporting on the inhumane living situations in the military-run refugee camp Moria. Accompany refugees in nonviolent protests against unfair treatment. Monitoring vessels on the Aegean Sea, and welcoming refugees as they newly arrive on Lesvos after the perilous crossing.