CPT launched its first regional group outside of North America in May 2004. CPT-UK came together with the purpose of building a presence in the region, resulting in the October 2009 European Training which took place in London.
In March 2011 European CPTers and supporters met in Berlin for the first CPT European Convergence to continue the conversation about establishing support for CPT in Europe and to identify opportunities for peacemaking.
In May 2015 European CPTers met in London at Union Chapel. As part of the convergence, we joined with the Anabaptist Network for a Faith Activism day. We also joined with London Catholic Worker to do a very powerful witness in solidarity with refugees who are drowning trying to get to Europe.
In March 2017, European CPTers had another meeting in the UK- this time in Yorkshire. This included a visit from CPT's Executive Director, Sarah Thompson.
CPT UK is hoping to eventually raise the money to have a full-time or possibly four-day-a-week Outreach Worker in the UK, reaching people in churches, Quaker meetings and learning institutions, and encouraging people to take part in CPT Delegations around the world.
If you are interested in meeting with CPTers in the UK, discussing a delegation or hosting an event about peacemaking, please also contact email@example.com.
If you would like to donate to CPT UK (outreach work for CPT in the UK), please either write a cheque out to ‘Mennonite Trust’ or transfer the money to:
London Mennonite TrustSort code: 40-04-37A/C: 01200224 IBAN - GB62MIDL40043701200224
IMPORTANT: Write a letter or email, ‘requesting’ that the funds be put towards CPT UK’s project (be careful to not use the language of ‘requiring’). The address for letters and cheques is Vickie Schellert, The Mennonite Trust, PO Box 73540, London E9 9DB. Vickie's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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