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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IRAQI KURDISTAN URGENT ACTION: #EndTurkishBombing. Sign the petition.

8 October 2018
Did you know that the Turkish army continues to bomb civilians in Iraqi Kurdistan? To act now, sign this petition. https://goo.gl/forms/vbm4pnp2CEiQcb983

Open Letter from Christian Peacemaker Teams to the White Helmets

6 October 2018
Dear members of the Syrian Civil Defence AKA “White Helmets” Last year, both you and our organization, Christian Peacemaker Teams were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  We respect your courage and the work you have done.  We understand why you have been an inspiration for so many, including members of our organization and our supporters, and we know you have suffered grievous losses in your country’s war.

KURDISTAN URGENT ACTION: Ask “White Helmets” director to investigate collaboration of White Helmets with Turkish army and its mercenaries in Kurdistan

29 September 2018
Since the Turkish military invaded the northwestern district of Afrin in Syria, the Syrian Defence Organization, popularly known as the “White Helmets,” have been collaborating with the occupying authorities and their Al-Qaeda-linked Free Syrian Army mercenaries. CPT calls on you to take action.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY: CPTer participates in Muskrat Falls chain fast

28 September 2018
On Mondays from 25 June 2018 through 17 September 2018 I participated in the ‘Muskrat Falls Chain Fast.’  The fast was a response to a request from my friend, Matthew Behrens of Homes Not Bombs, who has led an awareness campaign since he and Inuit First Nations people from Labrador rallied in opposition to the Muskrat Falls Dam mega-project of Labrador. The campaign was held in Ottawa at the end of May 2018. 
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Colombia

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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.

Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

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Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Working in Turtle Island (North America), primarily Southern Manitoba and Northern Ontario, Canada as an ally to Indigenous rights groups. Accompanying and supporting land defenders. Standing in solidarity with and advocating for Indigenous communities as they work toward healing, resisting colonialism, and struggling for sovereignty. Engaging faith communities and settlers in solidarity work.

CPT Europe: Lesvos

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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.