Credits and Corrections

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In the last issue of Signs of the Times (vol. XXI, no. 4):

• we incorrectly attributed the article “DRAWING OUR LIVES” (page 3) to Steering Committee member Brian Young.  The author was actually Beth Pyles, Reservist with CPT’s Iraq team.  
• the majority of photos from CPT’s 25th Anniversary Peacemaker Congress that appeared in the last issue were taken by CPT supporter Dale Fast and Outreach Coordinator Tim Nafziger.

 

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