Iraq: Threats Light Fire



In recent months, deadly attacks targeted Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Najaf and Karbala, where the Muslim Peacemaker Teams is based, and Syriac Christians in the Baghdad neighborhood where CPTers lived until 2006.

A priest close to the team back then was among those who cleaned up blood and body parts of the 58 people killed in Our Lady of Deliverance church on 31 October.

The attackers said their assault was in part revenge for a U.S. minister’s plan to burn the Koran.

“Sometimes when church-goers in North America threaten to light a match,” reflected CPTer Carol Rose, “the fire burns a brother’s or sister’s house far away.”

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soldiers gather on the corner of a street in the old city of Hebron


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Mail Alert

We want to inform our constituents about interruptions to both Canadian and US mail services.

As global capitalism continues to exploit, Canada is seeing an increase of folks sleeping on the street. In Toronto, there is a growing encampment on the church property where our office is located. CPT is in solidarity with residents of the encampment.  Unfortunately, some Canada Post workers have since refused to deliver mail to our office. We are unsure if the mail is being stored somewhere or will be returned to sender. To ensure your donations make it to CPT, now would be a good time to switch to online donations, if you are able.  

In the US, postal services have been increasingly unreliable. If you are able, we encourage you to consider a monthly online giving plan which you can easily set up.

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