History

Christian Peacemaker Teams began in the mid-1980s. In the subsequent decades, the organization has grown and changed in response to the wealth of experiences that our work and expanding membership has brought.

The links below provide some further information about the early days of CPT, as well as details about some of the CPT programs that have been closed or suspended. Please note that information on past programs is archival, and not currently maintained.

For a detailed account of CPT's history, including background on both past and current programs, see the book In Harm's Way by Kathy Kern.

The origins of CPT