Peacemaker Corps Application

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression in situations of lethal conflict around the world. We are committed to work and relationships that: 1) honor and reflect the presence of faith and spirituality, 2) strengthen grassroots initiatives, 3) transform structures of domination and oppression, and 4) embody creative nonviolence and liberating love.

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

We seek individuals who are capable, responsible and rooted in faith/spirituality to work for peace as members of violence-reduction teams trained in the disciplines of nonviolence.  We are committed to building a Peacemaker Corps that reflects the rich diversity of the human family in ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, race and sexual orientation.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and have participated in, or plan to participate in, a short-term CPT Delegation. Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in CPT’s intensive, month-long training where membership in the Peacemaker Corps is discerned.  Trained Peacemaker Corps members are eligible to apply for open positions on CPT teams.

This is a general information form to explore membership in CPT’s Peacemaker Corps.  It does not guarantee acceptance or placement.  PLEASE INCLUDE A RESUME DETAILING YOUR WORK, EDUCATION, AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE and submit it along with this application to CPT’s Personnel Coordinator at personnel@cpt.org

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Step One: Personal Statement:

Describe the convictions, beliefs, experiences and training which have prepared you for faith/spiritually-based peacemaking work in high risk situations. Please include an answer to the following questions:

  • Describe your faith/spirituality. How do you express your faith/spirituality in daily life?
  • What is your framework for using nonviolence in resolving conflicts or achieving objectives whether personal, group, national, or international?
  • Describe your experience and training in nonviolent direct action and/or mediation (include examples). How do you view arrest as a tool for nonviolent action? When and how have you participated in this type of peace witness?
  • What experience do you have working as part of a team and making decisions by consensus? How would you describe your work style in a team context?
  • What experience have you had living and working in another culture or with people of differing ethnic backgrounds, religious views, sexual orientations, etc.? Evaluate your ability to live and work closely with others.
  • What is your experience working in situations of crisis? How do you tend to react and what coping skills do you utilize?  What do you need during those experiences?
  • In what ways have you engaged in anti-oppression work (racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc.)?
Personal Statement
Personal Information
As it appears on your passport
Spiritual/Faith Community Information
Employment Information
Skills and Training
Please list your fluency in speaking, reading, and writing for each as basic, intermediate, fluent. Example: German: Intermediate speaking, fluent reading, basic writing
Fitness Information
CPT field work involves physical rigor, communication in crisis situations, and exposure to violence an trauma. Please evaluate your physical/medical and mental/emotional fitness for work under such conditions.
References
List the names and complete contact information of five persons who know you well. Include such persons as faith/spiritual leader, teacher, friend, or employer. Do not include more than one close relative. Name, Relationship to you, E-mail, Phone/s, Mailing Address
Additional Information
If yes, destination
Internship, regional group, etc. List details.
Does not guarantee placement
Please indicate the location of the training. Example: Colombia, Europe, Chicago.
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