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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TURTLE ISLAND:Christian Peacemaker Teams demands the release of all land defenders and two CPTers illegally arrested in Wet’suwet’en Territory.

9 February 2020
On 8 February 2020, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) invaded the land defenders camp at site 27km in Wet’suwet’en Territory. They arrested 11 people, including two CPTers.

In the heart of Hebron: new Israeli settlement would have severe repercussions for the Palestinian community

7 February 2020
“I’ve always had the hope that Shuhada Street will be reopened to Palestinians and that we will be able to restore the shops and community life in that area,” says Abu Adam, who grew up in al-Khalil (Hebron). “My dad used to tell me stories of when he would shop from the vegetable market in the Old City. It’s hard for me to see that the life my dad experienced in his hometown, I am not going to experience. And there’s a possibility that the next generation won’t see that life either, because of the Israeli strategy of stealing land.”

TURTLE ISLAND: The Wet’suwet’en Nation needs you, NOW. Call BC Premier John Horgan; Tell him to ask the RCMP to stand down

6 February 2020
The Wet’suwet’en Nation needs you, NOW. Call British Columbia Premier John Horgan; Tell him to ask the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to stand down at Wet’suwet’en  +1-250-387-1715 

Faith Action Tool Kit: Stand with Wet’suwet’en

29 January 2020
Download CPT's Faith Action Toolkit for Wet'suweten. As faith communities discern how to get involved in Wet'suwet'en solidarity, we encourage, you, our friends, to download and use this toolkit. It's time for us to rise up together and work towards decolonization.
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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.

CPT Europe: Aegean Migrant Solidarity

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A CPT Europe Regional Program. 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.