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Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 April 2020 U.S./Mexico Borderlands

As the U.S. government uses the excuse of the coronavirus outbreak to make the closure of the U.S./Mexican border even more inflexible, please pray for the people in Agua Prieta, Sonora, waiting to request asylum in the U.S. and for the staff and volunteers at CAME—Centro de Atencion al Migrante “Exodus”—the migrant shelter where the asylum seekers are staying.  In the middle of March, U.S. Customs officials stopped accepting asylum requests. 

TURTLE ISLAND: CPTers join the San Carlos Apache and others in prayer and action for Chich’il Bildagoteel (Oak Flat, AZ, USA)

On 22 February 2020, dozens of San Carlos Apache and friends, including CPT reservists Carol Rose, Janie Stein and former CPTer Martin Bates, gathered at the sacred site Chich’il Bildagoteel (Oak Flat), on land also claimed by Arizona, USA. Many of those present had just participated in the 6th annual 45-mile march and sacred run from the San Carlos Apache reservation to Chich’il Bildagoteel.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Christian Peacemaker Teams statement on U.S./Iranian tensions in Iraq 

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) calls for an immediate end to all U.S. and Iranian military escalations and a deepened commitment to diplomacy in the region. The world has watched as the governments of the United States and The Islamic Republic of Iran teeter on the brink of war as their armed forces launched drone strikes and ballistic missiles at various targets within the borders of Iraq. 

U.S./MEXICO BORDERLANDS: Specifics and the Systems on the Border

It's easy to get lost in the daily needs, or discouraged by the magnitude of the crushing oppression on the U.S.-Mexico border.  CPT's mission to back partners as a part of transforming violence and oppression requires us to attend to the details of the immediate situation, and to the sources of the oppression that grows into violence.  Between the specifics and the systems, our presence and action strategically strengthen the forces for good.
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