CHICAGO: Second Call for Academic Conference in Baghdad

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December 31, 2002

CHICAGO: Second Call for Academic Conference in

Baghdad

Christian Peacemaker Teams is putting together a

delegation to Iraq that will include a Peace

Conference at the University of Baghdad from January

15-17, 2003.

As the U.S. government continues to talk of making war

with Iraq, every chance for people from North America

and Iraq to sit face to face with each other can help

the cause of peace. If you would like to apply for the

delegation, please contact us as soon as possible.

Baghdad University’s western-trained faculty has

invited up to 500 U.S. academics to an Iraqi-American

Academic Seminar for Peace in Iraq. The format of the

conference will be a series of formal lectures with

opportunities for informal sharing.

A CPT delegation is planned for January 11-25 to

encompass this conference. Activities following the

conference may include visiting facilities such as

schools and hospitals and meeting with representatives

of governmental and non-governmental agencies.

The cost of the delegation is $2,000, which covers

round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian

city, all on-ground travel, two meals a day, simple

accommodations, honorariums, and conference fees.

Participants accept the risks to personal safety and

uncertainties of travel inherent in being present in a

conflict zone. An additional risk for U.S. citizens is

that travel to Iraq violates U.S. federal law. CPT

seeks participants interested in human rights work,

committed to nonviolence, and willing to participate

in team worship and reflection. Delegates should have

plans to share about the trip upon return to their

home communities, academic settings, and

congregations.

For more information or to apply, contact CPT at the

numbers below, or see CPT’s website at:

https://www.cpt.org. The deadline for application is

January 3.

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