Christian Peacemaker Teams Oceania is a regional group that includes Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Aotearoa and Australia.
CPT Oceania recognises the role colonialism has played and continues to play in oppression of people’s in our region. This is a key focus in our focus on undoing oppression.
CPT Oceania is building on of the work of the CPT Australasia group which was established in 2008. We have renamed ourselves to step away from the colonial connotations of the word Australasia. Our regional group includes trained and active CPT’ers, those who have participated in delegations, and other supporters of CPT. We have a close association with the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand.
We meet regularly by teleconference and seek to meet in person once a year.
CPT Oceania has three key focus areas:
1. Supporting members of the Christian Peacemaker Team Corps and delegate
Our region currently has five trained members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams and a larger number who participate in training. We seek to provide mutual support and practical information to people as they serve on team.
2. Supporting more participation through a subsidy program
Given the cost of travelling to both delegations and training from our region, CPT Oceania has established a fund to support people in our region to become delegates. Click here for more about applying for a scholarship. Click here for more about donating.
3. Exploring how we can work in solidarity with the people of West Papua
The group has a key concern for the people of West Papua and is talking with groups about how we can partner with them in their struggle to overcome violence and oppression.
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