CPT places teams at the invitation of local peacemaking communities that are confronting situations of lethal conflict. These teams support and amplify the voices of local peacemakers who risk injury and death by waging nonviolent direct action to confront systems of violence and oppression.

CPT work includes:

CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic structures of oppression. We are committed to undoing oppressions, starting within our own lives and in the practices of our organization.

CPT enlists spiritual communities and individuals in an organized, nonviolent alternative to war. CPT’s initial roots among Mennonites, Church of the Brethren and Quakers have spread into a broad multi-faith network that supports spiritually-centered peacemaking, creative public witness, nonviolent direct action, and protection of human rights.

The CPT Administrative Team gathers at the Chicago office.

People & Sponsors

IPS team members march in solidarity with partners to defend clean water.

History

A Colombia team member chats with a partner.

FAQs

MISSION:
Building partnerships to transform violence and oppression.

VISION:
A world of communities that together embrace the diversity of the human family and live justly and peaceably with all creation.

VALUES:
Christian Peacemaker Teams is committed to work and relationships that: 

· Honor and reflect the presence of faith and spirituality
· Strengthen grassroots initiatives
· Transform structures of domination and oppression
· Embody creative non-violence and liberating love

Septermber Supper Fundraiser

Will you host a dinner party for CPT?

CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested. 

There’s no commitment needed at this stage.

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