Archive - Oct 8, 2008

Prayers for Peacemakers, Wed., Oct. 08, 2008


Pray for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Quebec, Canada. They were attacked by police at a highway blockade near their community while calling on governments to honour previous agreements on resource management.

Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Toronto, Canada

AT-TUWANI REFLECTION: Summer camp and terrorism

The settlers stood some distance away, but continued to yell.  Although clearly petrified, the children told us they still wanted to walk to the camp–not by the shorter, direct route they take with the army, but a longer, slightly safer one.
As we made our way to at-Tuwani, two older boys ‘scouted’ ahead with me, telling me where we needed to be more cautious.  Jessica walked behind the children, still tightly knit in their family groups.  When the path forced us to pass within sight of the outpost, the children almost crawled along the ground, anxious not to be seen by the violent settlers living there.