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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.

UNITED STATES: CPTers in Syracuse, NY area take part in public witness asking congressman to respect lives of children

On World Children's Day, 20 November, CPT reservist Jonathan Brenneman and former CPT Executive Director Sarah Nahar participated in the "Rally to End Child Detention from the US to Palestine" in Syracuse, New York (Haudenosaunee Confederacy land).

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Engage with peace in the new year: Join a CPT Delegation in 2019!

Engage with peace in the new year: Join a CPT Delegation in 2019! Are you thinking about your plans for 2019? Do you want to learn more about nonviolent resistance in the face of oppression, and meet CPT's teams and partners in the field?  Read more to learn about the delegations we have in store for the coming year. Join a CPT Delegation

URGENT! PALESTINE PROJECT NEEDS TWO INTERNS IMMEDIATELY

Israeli authorities DENIED ENTRY to three full-time CPTers in the past 10 days. CPT Palestine needs TWO Interns who can come to Hebron as soon as possible – ideally by August 20 – and stay for 3 months. The team can cover your costs (airfare and on-team expenses). Please consider this urgent call prayerfully and contact Project Support Coordinator Mona el-Zuhairi (monazuhairi@cpt.org) to apply. Thank you!

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