Archive - 2012

December 30th

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Twelve peacemakers of Christmas, part 1

Merry Christmas! For each of the twelve days of Christmas,
Christian Peacemaker Teams is honoring a specific CPTer.
Here are the first six.

December 27th

Reflections on a visit to Aamjiwnaang (original)

Aamjiwnaang First Nation, near Sarnia, Ontario,
has set up a railroad blockade to support Chief
Theresa Spence's hunger strike and Aboriginal
rights under threat by sweeping Canadian
legislation.

ABORIGINAL JUSTICE REFLECTION: A visit to Aamjiwnaang

Aamjiwnaang First Nation, near Sarnia, Ontario,
has set up a railroad blockade to support Chief
Theresa Spence's hunger strike and Aboriginal
rights under threat by sweeping Canadian
legislation.

December 26th

Prayers for Peacemakers, December 26, 2012

Praise God, together with Colombian rural communities struggling to uphold sustainable and healthy living amidst onslaughts of bulldozers, palm companies, paramilitaries and mining conglomerates, for provision, protection and goodness. May the strength of life save the earth from waste and warfare.

December 20th

ABORIGINAL JUSTICE: CPT stands with Chief Theresa Spence on hunger strike

CPT is about to deliver a letter of support to Chief Theresa Spence on hunger strike outside Canadian Parliament as lawmakers consider passing additional bills threatening First Nations treaty rights.

UNITED STATES: Drone crime whistleblowers convicted

A New York State court convicted 
fifteen citizens of trespass following
their attempt to interrupt war crimes
at a drone facility.

December 18th

Prayers for Peacemakers, December 19, 2012

Join in the prayers of people pursuing social justice in the United States, including people touched by prisons, migration, homelessness, racism, sexism or other oppressions, struggling toward the "country that does not exist, of which we are citizens."

UNITED STATES: At home in beloved community

A weekend spent envisioning a
new democracy ends by singing
Rev. Martin Luther King's last
request.

December 13th

AL KHALIL: Soldier shoots, kills teenager on birthday

On Wednesday 12 December an Israeli soldier shot and killed 17 year-old Muhammad Ziad Awad Salaymah at the Al Sahlah checkpoint, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. It was Muhammad's birthday. 

December 11th

Prayers for Peacemakers, December 12, 2012

Give thanks for ten years of perseverance of the Grassy Narrows community north of Kenora, Ontario in protecting 2,500 square miles of forest, lakes and rivers from logging. Ask for the Spirit to stir solidarity that such protection may continue and expand.