Thank You!


This list only begins to name the thousands of individuals and groups who joined CPT's interwoven efforts to seek safety for four peacemakers held captive in Baghdad and peace for Iraqis held captive by war and occupation.

"...for all those who thought about and prayed for us, for all those who spoke for us when we had no voice, I am forever and truly grateful." - Jim Loney

"I do not believe that a lasting peace is achieved by armed force, but I pay tribute to the courage [of British soldiers] and thank those who played a part in my release..." - Norman Kember

"I would like to express my gratitude for the prayers and support...from communities worldwide. I am grateful to all those involved in the operation that ultimately led to our freedom." - Harmeet Sooden

"CPT has been surrounded and upheld by a great outpouring of compassion. Strong and courageous actions from Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world stand at the forefront of that support. We are profoundly grateful." - CPT Co-Directors, Carol Rose and Doug Pritchard

8th Day Center for Justice - Chicago, IL; A.F. Alhajji; Abded Jawal Jaber; Abu Assad Husseini; Adli Dana, International Palestinian Youth League; Airondack Friends Meeting - NY; Al Monzer Hotel Staff; Albany Peaceseekers; Albuquerque Mennonite Church; Alexandria Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; Ali Abunimah; Al-Jazeera; Allah; Alice Gerard; Al Lawler; Allen Holt; Alyssa Bergan; Alyssa Murfin; Amber Healy; American Friends Service Committee; Amnesty International; Anas Altikriti, Muslim Association of Britain; Andy Barrie; Anishinaabe Peace and Justice Coalition; Ann and Steve Bauer; Ann Arbor Friends Meeting; Anna Marie Tremonte; Ann Marie Tate; Anne Elder; Anne van Staveren; Anti-War Committee - MN; An Arab-American man who monitored Arab media; Artists against War - Italy; Art Laffin; Atta Jaber; Asaph Murfin; At-Tuwani; Auckland University Students for Justice in Palestine; Baghdad Squadron of the SAS; Baptist Denominations Czech Republic, Italy, UK; Baptist Peace Fellowship - Toronto; Barb Corcoran; Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries; Basta Guerra and Beati i costruttori di pace - Italy; Beati i Costruttori di Pace (Blessed Are The Peacemakers) - Italy; Bel Aire Church of the Brethren; Berea College Campus Christian Center; Berkeley Women in Black; Beth Honsaker; Betty Scholten; Bill Sulzman; Binghamton Community Friends Meeting; Bishop Matta of Syria; Bobbi Harrington; Boulder Mennonite Church; Brandywine Peace Community - Philadelphia; Brian Crane and Murray; Bridges for Peace - Maine; British Baghdad and Kuwait Embassies; Bruce Kent; Café Justicia; Caleb Ministries - Iowa; California People of Faith Against the Death Penalty; Cambridge Friends Meeting; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Canadian Friends of Sabeel; CANDIL - Alberta; Carol Bullerd-Bates; Carlie Numi; Carol Stockton; Carolyn and Geoff Whitney-Brown; Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto; Catholic Worker Chicago Community; Catholic Worker House - South Bend; Catholic Worker Las Vegas; Cathy Breen; Cathy Pelly Maungarongo Trust (Aotearoa New Zealand); Celeste Kennel-Shank; Central Philadelphia Friends Meeting; Centre for Social Concern - Ontario; Charlie Jackson; Charlotte Friends Meeting - North Carolina; Charlotte Kuenning; Ched Meyers; Cheryl Brumbaugh-Crayfor; Chiesa Cristiana Evangelica Battista di Genova - Italy; Chiesa Evangelica Battista Via Foria Napoli - Italy; Chris Cole at FOR-UK; Chris Mason; Chris White; Christian Community in Chingola, Zambia; Christian Conquest Ministries - Washington, DC; Christian World Service Aotearoa New Zealand; Christopher Puchalsky; Chuck Fager, freethecaptivesnow.org, Quaker House, Fayetteville, NC; Church of St. Savior; Church of the Brethren - San Diego; Church of the Holy Spirit; Church of the Sojourners - California; Cincinnati Friends Meeting; Cindy Lapp; Circle of Hope - Philadelphia; Circle of Mercy Congregation - North Carolina; Citizens for Public Justice - Victoria, BC; City of Ottawa; Claudia Marquis; Cleveland Nonviolent Network - Ohio; Colin Freeze; Colin Perkel; Colin South; Colorado Springs Peace Community; Community Mennonite Church - Virginia; Community Mennonite Church, Chicago; Conner McDonough; Connie Raza; Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago; CPT teams, Regional Groups and members; Dale & Ruth Fast; Damen Wagner Fields; Dan Hunt; Dan McTeague; Dan O'Shea; Dan Pearson; Daniele Abreu - Lima; Daoud; Daryl Byler; David Hartsough; David Hilfinker; David Leeper Moss; David McReynolds; David Pybus, editor FOR-UK; Dean and Reba Beery; Deborah Johnson; Deborah Schaffer; Decorah Friends Meeting - Iowa; DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace & Justice; Dennis Apuan; Dennis Como and the Jesuit Fathers in Amman; Dharmista Patel; Diane Davis Kolsun; Dona McdonoughDonna Baillie; Donna Mulhearn; Dorothy Friesen; Dorothy and Paul Grout; Doug Hertzler; Doug Smith; Duluth Loaves and Fishes Catholic Worker; Dunedin Peace Movement - New Zealand; Durham Peace Committee; Earlham College; Earl Martin; East Bend Mennonite Church; Eastern Mennonite University; Ecumenical Peace Institute - California; Edmonton First Mennonite Church - Alberta; Ehab Lotayaf, Canadian Islamic Congress; Ekklesia; Elaine Bell; Elaine Brigham; Elce Redmond; Eleanor Belloni; Elizabeth Nobbe; Ellen Johnson Argentineau; Ellyn Stecker; English Department at University of Auckland; Erb Street Mennonite Church - Ontario; Eric and Cheryl Matheson; Eric Verlo; Espacio de trabajadoras y trabajadores de derechos humanos de Barrancabermeja, Colombia; Evanston Mennonite Church; Eve Tetaz; Faculty of Theology, University of Winnipeg; Faith United Church of Christ - Iowa; Faith United Church of Christ - Iowa City; Fariel Abu Heikal; Fellowship of Reconciliation; Fifteenth Street Quaker Meeting - NY; First Baptist Church - OH; First Church in Albany - New York; First Church of the Brethren; First Friends Meeting - North Carolina; First Mennonite Church; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship; Foundry United Methodist Church; Fourth Street United Methodist Church; Fox Valley Citizens for Peace; Frank Kane; Frederick Monthly Meeting; Freedom from Fear; Friends Meeting - Burlington, Vermont; Friends of Grassy Narrows; Friends of Minnewaukan - North Dakota; Gene Stoltzfus; George Rashmawi; Georgia Women in Black; Geraldine Kakeeway; Giandomenico Picco; Glen Rose; Glennon Heights Mennonite Church - Colorado; God; Gloria Kindy; Gloria Victor Dorr; Good News Mennonite Church - San Juan, Texas; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Illinois; Goose Creek Friends Meeting - Virginia; Gordon Day-Janz; Grace Mennonite Church - Ontario; Grassy Narrows Women's Drumming Group; Greater Aurora Peace & Justice - Illinois; Greater Toronto Mennonite Churches; Guest House Chapel - Minnesota; Guilford College Friends Center - North Carolina; Gustavo Romero; Hafez Harini; Hamed Qawasme; Hamilton Action for Social Change; Hanifah Murfin, Hartville Mennonite Church - Ohio; Hastings against War; Hebron Journalists and Photographers; Helen Clark; Helen Harris; Herndon Friends Meeting - Virgina; Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren - Illinois; Hindu Community in Chingola, Zambia; Hisham Sharabati; Historic Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse - Pennsylvania; Hizkias Assefa; Holyrood Mennonite Church - Canada; Homes Not Bombs; Homewood Friends Meeting - Baltimore; Hope Fellowship - Waco, Texas; Hope Mennonite Church - Kansas; Hopewell Centre of the Religious Society of Friends -Virginia; House of Grace - Philadelphia; Hoyt Maulden; Hyattsville Mennonite Church - Maryland; Hyde Park UMC Christian Peacemakers; Iglesia Menonita Buenas Nuevas & RGV Friends Worship Group - San Juan, Texas; Iglesia Menonita de Teusaquillo, Bogotá, Colombia; Illana Naylor: Industrial Workers of the World - Edmonton; Instead of War Coalition - St. Louis; Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice - Ann Arbor; Interfaith Peace Network - Buffalo; International Solidarity Movement; Iraqi friends and colleagues who can't be named for security reasons; Islamic Center of Nashville; ISM Workers in Nablus and Ramallah; Italian Baptist Church in Napoli, Italy; Jackie O.; Jacque Pulsifer; Jacqui Shepherd; Jamal Miqbel; Jeanette Stoltzfus; Jean Francois Michel; Jean Stoken; Jeff Leys; Jenny Duskey; Jean Zaru, Clerk of the Ramallah Friends Meeting; Jenny F.; Jessie Jackson; Jill Swenson; Jim Stokes-Buckles; Jim Sinclair; JKCCS; Jochbeth McCain; Joel Gulledge; Joe Roos; Johannes Williams; John Calvi; John Elder; John Holmes; John Humphrey; John Stephens; Jonathan Kuttab; Jonathon Bartley; Jo Roberts; Juanita Shenk; Julie Hurlbut; 'Just' Church - Bradford, England; Just Peace of Davidson College - North Carolina; Justice and Peace office - Kingston, Ontario; Justice Network Of Windsor; K. Al-Olimat; Kaaren Olsen; KAIROS Sioux Lookout; Karen Cobb; Karen Hamilton; Karen Pauls; Karl Honsaker, Katherine T.; Kathy Kelly; Katja Rehm; Kenora Churches; Kent Beduhn; Keysar Trad, President, Islamic Friendship Association, Australia; Khalid Amayreh; Khurram Parvez; Kim McDowellKristine Dyrsten; Lafayette Area Peace Coalition - Indiana; Lancaster Church of the Brethren; Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness; Langley Hill Friends Meeting; Lansing Church of the Brethren; Larry Busch; Laura Calm Wind; Larisa Friesen; Laurie Hasbrook; Lauri Perman; Lebanon Mennonite; Lee & Douglas McKenna duCharme; Leicestershire Holy Land Appeal - UK; Len Desroches; Leslie Ediger; Leslie Scivener; Lethbridge Mennonite Church - Canada; Library on Wheels; Linda Felcone; Lisa Schich; Lombard Mennonite Church; Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church; Lottie; Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, KY; Loveland peace community - CO; Luis Arias; Maison de l'amitié; Malichy Kilgride; Malik Mujahid; Manassas Church of the Brethren - Virginia; Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; Margaret Carpenter; Marge Epstein; Maria Barnes; Marian Solomon; Maria Swain; Marion Mennonite Church - Pennsylvania; Mary Allice Smith; Mary Corkery; Mary Ellen McNish, General Secretary, AFSC; Mary Fabri; Mary Fabri; Maryse Leroux; Maury River Friends Meeting - Virginia; MCC Ontario; Meg Hudson; Medicins Sans Frontieres; Mennonite Central Committee; Mennonite Church of the Servant; Mennonite Churches in Niagara, Ontario; Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal; Metropolita United Church; MFAT; Micah Goran; Micah & Marie Hellen; The Micah Project - Washington; Michael McConnell; Michael Swan; Michelle Cameron; Michelle Shepherd; Midcoast Friends Meeting/Bridges for Peace - Maine; Midway Hills Christian Church - Dallas; Mike Bremer; Mike Fay; Mike Flannery; Miriam Patterson; Mitch Potter; Mohammed Alatar; Mothers' Prayer Group for Peace; Mount Toby Friends Meeting; Movimento Internazionale della Riconciliazione - Torino, Italy; MSU Mennonite Fellowship; Muslim Community - Ada, Ohio; Muslim Students Association; Naim Ateek; Naim Daour; Nancy Morrison; Naomi Klein; Nashville Friends Meeting; National and Islamic Forces of Palestine; National Council of Churches (USA); Nayef Hashlamoun; Neighborhood House Church San Antonio, Texas; A New Faith Community - Baltimore, MD; New Zealand Council of Christians and Muslims; Nightline; Nonviolent Vigil for Peace and Justice - San Francisco; Nora Zellmer; Northampton Committee to end the War; Northview Church of the Brethren; Nottingham Quarterly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends; NZ Herald; NZ Police; Oak Grove Mennonite Church; O.G. Harper; Omar Hamed; Operation Dove - Italy; Orange County Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; Organización Femenina Popular; Our Savior Lutheran Church; Pace e Bene Las Vegas; Palestine Human Rights Campaign (Auckland, New Zealand); Palestinian Prisoners Society; Palestinians for Peace and Democracy; Palo Alto Friends Meeting; Parish of Cox's Cove - Canada; Partners for Peace - Columbus; Pat Basler; Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi; Pat Huhn; Patricia Wait; Paul Martin; Paul Slattery; Pax Christi; Peace and Justice Committee - Allentown, Pennsylvania; Peace Connections; Peace Mennonite Church - Dallas; Peace Movement Aotearoa; Peace Pledge Chicago; Peace with Justice Team - North Carolina; Peaceful Gathering Coffeehouse, New York; PeaceWay: A Ministry of Christian Nonviolence - Pennsylvania; Pearl Hoover; Pendle Hill; Pentecostal Charismatic Peace Fellowship; Percival Landing; Peter and Mary Sprunger-Froese; Peter Ediger; Peter MacKay; Peter NyokPeter Roos; Philadelphia Young Adult Friends; Plains Mennonite Church - Pennsylvania; Plow Creek Mennonite Church; Progressive United Methodists in Kentucky; Project Peacemakers - Winnipeg; Punto de Encuentro; Quaker - Hessen - Germany; Quakergruppe Frankfurt; Quakers & Voice of Women - Nova Scotia; R. Farhad; Rachel Miller; Rainier Avenue Church - Seattle; Rassemblement Outaouais contre la Guerre; Ray Hallum; Ray Martin; Reba Place Church; The Record, Ontario; Regional Encounter of Victims of Crimes Against Humanity - Columbia; Religious Society of Friends - ON; Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Aotearoa New Zealand; Ren Amell; Richmond Indiana Friends Meetings; Richmond Peaceful Response; Rick & Kristi Casteel; Rob & Lodi Mueller; Robb Davis; Robert Desjardins; Robert Fisk; Robin Bowlus, Roger and Debbie Olson; Roger Wolcott; Bluffton University; Rockway Mennonite Church; Roman Catholic Church - Italy, UK; Ron Holmes; Rose Berger; Rosemary Meier; Rouge Valley Mennonite Church - Ontario; Ruby Sales; Rutba House; S. Bazlamit; Sa'ed Shiyoukhi; Sacred Heart Cathedral - Yukon; Sami Hussain; Salford Mennonite Church; Salina People for Peace; Santa Monica Friends Meeting; Sarah Phend-Horst; Sarah Stockton; Seattle Mennonite Church; Second Congregational Church; Sege Paquette; Seniors For Peace; Set the Captives Free Walk - Ontario; Shalom Center - Philadelphia; Silver Spring Friends Meeting; Simon Barrow; The Simple Way - Philadelphia; Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi; Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie; Sojourners; Sonia Hooykaas; Spiritual Walk for Peace Group - Oklahoma; SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker; St. Andrew's United Church; St. Francis Lutheran Church; St. John's United Church of Christ - Illinois; St. Johns's Episcopal Church - Scotland; St. Luke's United Church of Christ - Pennsylvania; St. Mary's Anglican Church - Ontario; St. Mary's High School - Ontario; St. Philips Anglican Church; St. Therese Parish - Seattle; State College Friends Meeting - Pennsylvania; Steinmann Mennonite Church; Steps of Friends Center; Steven Harper; Steve Seitz; Stony Run Friends Meeting; Stop the War - Florence, Italy; Stop War - Vancouver; Strawberry Creek Friends Meeting; Stuart Henderson; Student Christian Movement - Victoria, BC; Students at Union Theological Seminary (New York); Students for Justice in Palestine; Students for Life - Alabama; Students for Social Change - Bethel College; Subhi Dr. Subhi M.; Sue Claydon, Sue Wagner Fields; Anglican Pacifist Fellowship in the UK; Susan Corson-Finnerty, Friends Journal; Tallahassee Monthly Meeting; Terry Waite; Tiffin Area Pax Christi; Tim Dyck; Tim Hurlihey; Todd Flory; Tom Brown; Tony Burman; Toronto City Council; Toronto Coalition to Stop the War; Toronto Friends Meeting; The Toronto Star; Tracy Ediger; Trevor Bechtel; Trish Edwards-Konic, Quaker Life; UN PONTE PER - Roma; Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo; United Church of Canada General Council office; United For Peace and Justice; United Friends - Liberia; United Steelworkers of America; US Hospital, Baghdad; Valleyview Mennonite Church - Ontario; Victoria Peace Coalition - Victoria, BC; Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Walter Brown; Waterford Mennonite Church and Benton Mennonite Church - Goshen, Indiana; Waters Mennonite Church - Ontario; Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ; Wellington Palestine Group, New Zealand; West Denmark Lutheran Church - Luck, Wisconsin; West Hills Friends Church - Portland; West Virginia Peace; Westbury Friends; Whatcom Peace & Justice Center - Washington; Whitehorse Community - Yukon; Wilson Tan; Winston-Salem Friends Meeting; World Council of Churches; YHWH; Zleekha Muhtaseb