Prayers for Peacemakers. 19 May, 2017

Prayers for Peacemakers. 19 May, 2017

This week we would like to share a good news and express our gratitude for the nomination of CPT for the Nobel Peace Prize. The American Friends Service Committee has announced their official nominee for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and it is Christian Peacemaker Teams!  

This is a great honor for the organization. At the same time, we acknowledge that we are but partners to those who truly transform the world. We wait for the time when our presence in Colombia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, Canada, U.S.A. and Greece will not be needed anymore. We would prefer that both Peace and Justice have already prevailed in each corner of this world.

Kak Bapir from the village of Basta tells the story of the struggle against indiscriminate Turkish bombardments

Today we give thanks for the American Friends Service Committee and their recognition of our work. Let us give thanks for all of our partners around the world, for their resistance and commitment. Let us remember their struggle in our prayers. Let us pray and work together for the end of all forms of violence so that organizations like CPT would not be needed anymore. Let us pray for all members of CPT, the field teams, the administrative team and for everyone who works hard for peace and justice. This acknowledgment belongs to all of us! 

Isaiah 55: 12

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands