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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AEGEAN MIGRANT SOLIDARITY: The undeclared wars in Lesvos

21 September 2020
Even though the fires have destroyed Moria camp, the structures of injustice upholding this notorious hellhole have remained intact. All the violence and despair have become more apparent to the surrounding areas. The tensions from every possible and improbable side overflow and the most immediate victims are the weakest and most vulnerable.

There must be a complete and total ceasefire by Turkey in Iraqi Kurdistan

19 September 2020
On September 6, Turkey’s Defense Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced the end of Operation Claw-Tiger, the Turkish military ground campaign in the Haftanin area of the Kurdistan Region’s northern border with Turkey.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Work for peace; stop paying for war

18 September 2020
For a long time there have been citizens in every nation who objected to having their sons, fathers and brothers conscripted into the military. They have often been people whose conscience told them that killing is wrong.

AEGEAN MIGRANT SOLIDARITY: Moria burns down. The crimes against migrants continue.

10 September 2020
Over two nights, from 8 to 9 September, Moria camp burned to the ground. This symbol of Europe's border policies of deterrence had masqueraded as a 'reception centre'. 
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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.