CPT INTERNATIONAL: Create Space for Peace released on the eve of the first anniversary of the passing of CPT's Founding Director

9 March 2011
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Create Space for Peace released on the eve of the first anniversary of the passing of CPT's Founding Director

Create Space for Peace is fresh from the printing press and available directly from CPT.
Create Space for Peace: 40 Years of Peacemaking draws directly from Gene Stoltzfus’ experiences around the world and contains pictures and stories of direct peace actions, along with critical assessments of current political and military trends.  It also documents the challenges and ecstasies on the inner journey of a passionate and joyful peacemaker.  This collection of Gene's writings and poignant reflections by others whom his life impacted will inspire those who wish to travel further on the road to global peace.
People who pre-ordered copies have them by now and are purchasing more to give to friends and relatives, to place in their church or public library, to read in their book club.
Order your copy of Create Space directly from CPT (email to sophiac@cpt.org )  CPT suggests a donation of $15 before March 11, 2011, or $20 after that date.  There are a variety of book launch events, check the createspace web site for details!
Here are a few sample comments from readers --
From Louis Wolf, Washington, D.C.
Thank you soooo much!  One copy is destined for my friend James P. Anderson who has been on Death Row at San Quentin Prison in California since 1979—and who really is innocent.  The photos are so great and bespeak the deep commitment of Gene to humanity.
From Susan Haitsma, Austin, TX
I received a copy of the book earlier than expected, have begun reading it, and I think it’s great.  It is so well done— really gives the feeling of being in Gene’s presence.  I appreciate reading Gene’s words as he wrote them, and the tributes from his colleagues, too.

From Myrla Baldonado, Bayanihan Foundation

"While doing 2 days of care giving work for an elderly lady in Woodstock, Illinois, I almost finished reading the book.  The wisdom of the forty years of organizing for peace is very helpful to me who remains virtually struggling for it in two nations, societies and culture (U.S. and Philippines).  According to Gene, the world is my home so I must be in my element even if I'm here continuing the work in the "belly of the beast.”  Thank you for coming up with this book."

From Allan Classen, editor North West Examiner, Portland, OR.

"We're planning a book announcement during the worship service and then taking orders for the book.  Duncan Smith and I will lead an adult Sunday school class based on Gene's writings in the fall.  The promo video is very powerful.  I intend to include it in a presentation during a future worship service."

From Larry Kehler, Winnipeg, Manitoba

"Just to let you know I picked up a copy of Create Space for Peace at the CMU bookstore today.  I had a chance to browse through it for an hour while I waited for a friend to show up for dinner.  I'm very impressed with the book.  Thanks for your excellent work in putting this important collection together."

Visit http://createspaceforpeace.info  to watch a video clip about the book, view the Table of Contents and read a review of Create Space that gives a flavor of Gene’s peace works.