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BORDERLANDS: Disturbing the Peace in Arivaca, Arizona

CPTnet
28 February 2014
BORDERLANDS: Disturbing the Peace in Arivaca, Arizona

 The tiny town of Arivaca, population 600, is nestled in the rugged hills of southern Arizona about eleven miles north of the international border between Mexico and the USA.  This cattle-ranching area is “rich in history and natural beauty” and claims to be “the oldest continually inhabited townsite in Arizona” according to the visitor’s guide.

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 28, 2012

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 28, 2012

In a world of many causes for migration – war, debt bondage, corporate subversion of democracy, climate change and their root, the love of money – guide the humble to welcome the stranger, give drink to the thirsty and usher in Your reign on earth.


From the December 2 Revised Common Lectionary:

May the Lord make you increase and
abound in love for one another and for all,
just as we abound in love for you.   -I Thess. 3:12
 

PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

CPTnet
9 August 2011
PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

by Elizabeth García

[Elizabeth García was part of the most recent Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation to Israel/Palestine.  Her reflection has been edited for length.]

I am in Hebron, located in the Judean Hills, south of Jerusalem in the Holy Land.  Although this place on the other side of the world from my home in Brownsville, Texas, many things here are similar to what we experience in the Rio Grande Valley.

BORDERLANDS: CPT reservist charged for leaving humanitarian aid on migrant trail

CPTnet
22 July 2011
BORDERLANDS: CPT reservist charged for leaving humanitarian aid on migrant trail

On 10 July 2011, law enforcement personnel issued violation notices to four humanitarian aid workers, including CPT reservist John Heid at the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge (BANWAR).  They charged the four with “non-permitted activity” because they resupplied water and food sites along an active migrant trail twelve miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

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