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CPT INTERNATIONAL: Enough is enough—CPT’s Administrative Director shares why she is attending protests

In response to George Floyd's death people across the world have joined demonstrations calling for an end to police brutality and declaring in a unified voice, "Black Lives Matter." Muriel Schmid, CPT's Administrative Director, has been attending demonstrations in Louisville, Kentucky. Below is an interview with her. 

Out of sight out of mind

A virus didn’t differentiate between race, gender, age or class; our systems did. My colleague once told me, “Most white people have reached the point where they are blind to their privilege because they were born into institutional racism.” I would add that it is not only racism but institutionalized intersectional oppression. We live in an interconnected world; race is only one part of it.

CPT INTERNATIONAL | Lent 2020: Take Action for Peace

Our #CPTJusticeJourney began at the start of Lent, on February 26th. Since then much has changed as communities across the world respond to the spread of the Coronavirus. While Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) have suspended physical accompaniment across programs, we continue to seek out ways to be present, adapting to online strategies of advocacy and accompaniment in response to our partners’ needs.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Newsletter January - March, 2020 | Transforming Oppressions

Our teams in Palestine, Colombia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lesvos, Turtle Island and at the US/Mexico Borderlands have either closed down temporarily, or have shifted to the digital-only realm. Till it is deemed safe to return to the routine of daily life, teams will be unable to respond to the needs of our partners in the usual way. How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect our partners?

ANNOUNCEMENT: Solidarity During Coronavirus

Over the last few weeks, our teams and partners in Palestine, Colombia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Turtle Island, Lesvos and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands have all felt the devastating effect of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. Governments in each of these countries have imposed quarantine, self-isolation, and curfew orders to mitigate the spread, which has severely impacted our ability to continue the work of accompaniment.
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