by Claire Evans

“Sometimes the walls are so tall we can’t destroy them; we have to convert ourselves into bridges,” explained Ricardo Esquivia of the Colombian Mennonite Church.  “It is not enough to identify all the layers of injustice that have made the wall and to make them disappear; we have to find a way to heal and make sure that the walls are not rebuilt in the same way.”

    Esquivia joined other keynote speakers Judy DaSilva, Clan Mother in the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows, ON), and Jim Loney, CPT Reservist held captive for four months in Iraq, in addressing the 160 participants gathered for Christian Peacemaker Congress IX September 20-23, in Toronto, Ontario.

    Daily worship and two dozen workshops offered multiple tools as participants identified walls, confessed complicity in building them, reflected on strategies for dismantling them, and constructed a symbolic path of peace from their rubble.

Septermber Supper Fundraiser

Will you host a dinner party for CPT?

CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested. 

There’s no commitment needed at this stage.

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