Archive - Nov 19, 2008

Prayers for Peacemakers, Wed., Nov. 19, 2008


Pray for the indigenous people of Colombia who have marched by the thousand from the south to Bogota in their struggle for land rights and respect. Pray for strength, courage and a peaceful arrival.

Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Toronto, Canada

IRAQ: Kurdish Regional Government fails to make reparations displaced people; some return to villages in spite of bombings

CPT in Iraq visited the village of Kani Spi on 14 November 2008.  It is in a cluster of six others that have been under intermittent attack by Iranian missiles since last year.  The team met with a man who lived through the bombing and who is serving as the representative for the fifty-three families of Kani Spi.  He provided copies of the paperwork, filed in January with the government at its request, detailing the destruction of the villagers’ livestock and agriculture and listing the necessary reparations, totaling more than $200,000.  The villagers have yet to receive any funds.