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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TISN: "Settler life is pretty good isn't it"

6 December 2021
During my time with Christian Peacemaker Teams, two different law enforcement officers have made statements that have stuck in my head.  The first came from a member of the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in British Columbia, whose sole duty is to break up protests that affect industry and production. “Settler life is pretty good, isn’t it?” the officer gloated.

CPT Palestine Emergency Report: Incidents from August - September 2021

1 December 2021
Since the beginning of the fall semester, there has been an increase of violence by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) against children when they cross the checkpoints. Soldiers have increased their use of tear gas and stun grenades during the morning and the afternoon periods when children are starting and finishing class.

PALESTINE: Settlers only!

29 November 2021
"I don't want to leave. If every time the army comes out of the checkpoint we have to close our shops, we'll sit at home and die of hunger on the bed." The words from a vegetable salesman beside the Tal Rumaideh checkpoint in Al-Khalil/Hebron echoed down the empty street after the soldier ordered him to close his small shop and head home on Israeli Sukkot Holiday.

IRAQI KURDISTAN: Press Release Regarding Student Protests

27 November 2021
Security forces responded with tear gas, water cannons and violent arrests. Young people are angry because they feel ignored by the government and because of the violence with which the security forces responded to their requests. Holding demonstrations and covering them should not be criminalized.
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Colombia

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.

Turtle Island Solidarity Network

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CPT's Indigenous Solidarity work is now carried by the Turtle Island Solidarity Network (TISN), which shares resources and takes action to support Indigenous Solidarity efforts across Turtle Island (North America). CPTers who are members of TISN take part in actions, workshops, and presentations focused on reconciliation, undoing settler colonialism, and training settlers in US and Canada to understand and participate in Indigenous Solidarity.

Aegean Migrant Solidarity

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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. The team is based in Lesvos, Greece.