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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CANADA: "War is not essential"—CPTers participate in protest against arms manufacturer in London, Ontario

8 August 2020
The times, they  are a’changing….” This song was written and sung by Bob Dylan during the turbulent year of 1964.  Fast forward to 2020 and truly the times are changing with the rising grassroots movements who are standing up to say, “No” to the increasing rattle of sabers, inflammatory rhetoric, and both threats of and actual armed conflicts between nations. 

AEGEAN MIGRANT SOLIDARITY: The knife was not the only murder weapon

6 August 2020
Late on the evening of 5 July 2020, Karamoko Namori, a 19-year-old man from Ivory Coast, was murdered in Moria camp. The circumstances of his death raise serious questions about policing priorities and the refusal of officers to protect lives in the camp.

Turtle Island Solidarity Network turns one. Decolonization. Coalition building. Action.

5 August 2020
It’s the first birthday of the Turtle Island Solidarity Network (TISN)— and what a year it has been! While we reflect on the last year, we are excited to look to the year ahead and explore opportunities to decolonize Turtle Island. We need you! On the birthday of TISN, we are launching the TISN Action Community. By signing up, you will receive alerts in various ways you can get involved in decolonization.

Colombia: Soldiers from the Colombian Army rape an Indigenous girl

3 August 2020
Colombia is in a state of shock after learning that seven soldiers from the National Army raped an 11-year-old Indigenous girl. The child is a member of the Embera Katio nation and lives in the Gitó Dokabú Reserve, located between Chocó and the West Andean Mountains.
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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.