Date: 27 Jul 2003 16:51:31 -0700
Local: Sun, Jul 27 2003 6:51 pm
Subject: IRAQ : Christian PeaceMaker Teams
Christian PeaceMaker Teams
IRAQ: Dates to be announced. Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is
recruiting peacemakers to travel to post-war Iraq. Delegates will
assess war damage, listen to the Iraqi people, and gain an
understanding of the nature of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. They will stay in Baghdad and may travel to Basra, Falluja or other cities. They will visit hospitals, schools, churches, mosques and markets, and may have the opportunity to stay in the homes of Iraqi families. They will meet with representatives of
governmental and non-governmental agencies, including the U.S.
military. A nonviolent public witness will be planned as appropriate.
Participants accept the risks to personal safety and uncertainties of
travel inherent in being in a conflict zone. Cost is $2500 US.
CPT is a faith-based group that seeks participants for all delegations who are interested in human rights work, committed to nonviolence, and willing to participate in team worship and reflection. The delegation experience culminates in a nonviolent public witness that challenges structural violence. Delegates should have plans to share about the trip upon return to their home communities and congregations.
Cost covers round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian
city, all on-ground travel, two meals a day, simple accommodations, and all honorariums and delegation fees. For more information or to apply, contact
CPT at the address below, or see CPT's website at: http://www.cpt.org.
Personnel and Delegation Coordinator
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Christian Peacemaker Teams is an initiative of the historic peace
churches (Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, and Quakers) with
support and membership from a range of Catholic and Protestant
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CHICAGO -- "Little drummer boy" Sam Stackhouse, 9, of North Suburban Mennonite Church, led Christian Peacemaker Teams' fourth peace witness against violent toys on New Year's day. Some 40 people marched to the Toys-R-Us store on State Street in downtown Chicago, calling on the retail chain to stop selling war toys, violent video games, and action figures that teach children violence.