Category - christian peacemaker teams

  • 14 Jun 2013

    As Ekklesia has reported recently, FARC and the government are moving ahead with peace talks in Colombia. But many questions remain about the current process, and as this Christian Peacemaker Teams briefing indicates, what lies behind it is a decidedly mixed history. Can the politics of hope overcome a legacy of oppression and despair?

  • 14 Jun 2013

    Negotiations between the left-wing guerilla group FARC and the US-allied right-wing Colombian government been making some progress this past week, CPT reports.

  • 15 Jan 2012

    It has been a momentous twelve months in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and in relation to developments popularly dubbed the 'Arab Spring' or (perhaps more helpfully) the 'Arab Awakening'. Time, we think, to stop for a moment and take stock.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    The historic religions are ambivalent in their respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator.

  • 2 Aug 2011

    Several masked Israeli settlers from Havat Ma'on have harassed Palestinian shepherds and attacked two international observers, CPT reports.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    Edinburgh will be awash with military symbolism and celebration today (25 June 2011), as the city hosts the national event for Armed Forces Day - which David Cameron last year said should be “an explosion of red white and blue all over the country.” That thought may cause SNP First Minister Alex Salmond at least a moment's hiccup as he stands next to the PM on the podium!

  • 18 May 2011

    In his speeches at the demonstrations of the citizens’ protest movement in the Kurdish Region of northeastern Iraq, Mullah Kamaran has called for a revolution without violence—a jihad. He has urged the armed militias to put down their guns. He appealed to the demonstrators to see the soldiers as their brothers and not throw rocks or hurt them, and has twice been arrested for his stand. Peggy Gish of Christian Peacemaker Teams reports.

  • 25 Apr 2011

    A new song was playing on Iraqi Kurdistan radio just before Easter, which included the lines, "Don't kill this generation" and "don't kill the future." Michele Naar-Obed from Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) recounts part of the untold story of nonviolent action and brutal state violence in Suleimaniya and Kawler, the state capital.

  • 2 Feb 2011

    The writings of Gene Stoltzfus, the founding director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, who died in March 2010, has been compiled in a book and will be available for purchase in the near future.

  • 26 Jan 2011

    Our friends and associates at Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in North America are embarked on the process of seeking a full-time co-director.