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CPT INTERNATIONAL: Participants needed for fall Iraqi Kurdistan and Palestine olive harvest delegations. APPLY NOW!

Christian Peacemaker Teams urgently needs delegates to fill out its rosters for its fall Iraqi Kurdistan and Palestine delegations.  Turkey is increasing its attacks on Kurdish villagers in the Qandil Mountains, where CPT- Iraqi Kurdistan has many partners and the Palestinian olive harvest is a time when CPT-Palestine’s partners who live near Israeli settlements are particularly vulnerable to attacks by settlers.  Our partners need people who will listen to their stories and return to their home communities to  counter the mainstream media narrative, or provide an important narrative that is lacking in the media.

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Prayer for Peacemakers 1 August 2018 Palestine

Prayer for Peacemakers 1 August 2018  Palestine

 

 

Let us hold the Palestinian people in the light.

 

(Inspired by the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi)

God, make us instruments of your justice,

Where there is a false and untenable peace

let us sow dissent;

Where there is injustice, fury;

Where there is oppression, hope;

Where there is false fluorescence, profound darkness;

Where there is social depression, life;

IRAQI KURDISTAN: "I lost my sister. . .and I want everyone to know."

In Halania village, a black banner with a single white dove now marks the home of nineteen-year-old Dunya Rasheed commemorating her young life—a life that the Turkish military ended in a horrific act of violence.

Nineteen year old Dunya Rasheed.

On 30 June Dunya Rasheed, a high school student from Halania, Iraqi Kurdistan went to harvest nuts with her family. The village lands of Halania are in close proximity to a Turkish base constructed within the international borders of Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkish soldiers shot a rocket directly into a group of thirty villagers harvesting crops on their own lands. This attack ended Dunya’s life. 

Prayers for Peacemakers 26 July 2018 Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

Prayers for Peacemakers  26 July 2018  Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

 

 

We mourn and pray for the migrant families entering the United States—many of whom are Indigenous— detained and separated as a result of the Trump administration’s inhumane immigration policies. 

 

From an Open Letter of the Union of British Colombia Indian Chiefs: “Our hearts break for the many Maya, Aztec, Zapotec, Olmec Indigenous children who are being jailed in child camps simply for traveling through their own traditional territories and those of their relatives. This is a violation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the denial of inherent Indigenous rights to the land that Indigenous peoples have inhabited since time immemorial.”  

 

We stand with the diversity of peoples around Turtle Island declaring #FamiliesBelongTogether as we’re reminded of the alarming rates of Indigenous children removed from their families in the name of child welfare and disproportionate rate of Indigenous youth incarcerated in Canada under the guise of justice and public safety.