CPT International

Prayers for Peacemakers, May 2, 2013

Holy Spirit, spur willing churches and people of faith to undertake bold, compassionate acts of justice-building, to disrupt corrupt, oppressive systems and to proclaim and enact the healing of the nations. Anoint Christian Peacemaker Teams and Outreach Coordinator Sarah Thompson with evangelical fervor.

CPT OUTREACH REFLECTION: Forgiving children

After fifteen months of full-time service with CPT's Aboriginal Justice Team, my view of peacemaking is broadening from answering Ron Sider's 1984 challenge, embracing the cross and the Spirit of The Way and standing in front of weapons, to also challenging the church to transform violence and oppression through outreach, education, advocacy and liberating love. 

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Aboriginal Justice Project Support Coordinator position opening

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) invites expressions of interest in and nominations for the half-time position of Aboriginal Justice Team Project Support Coordinator. The Coordinator will provide leadership and support for CPT's Aboriginal Justice Team and, as a member of the Support Team, will serve as primary link between the project and the rest of CPT.

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 20, 2013

Lord, renew among your war-weary people the gifts of lamentation
in the face of wrong, sharing in suffering, partnering with all who
stand in and for peace and good, and offering oneself to protect
from harm anyone branded as "enemy".

IRAQ: Ten years of lamentation, partnering and action

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, CPT,
together with uncounted Iraqi families, laments
the ongoing carnage that continues to echo from
that moment.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Applications to join Christian Peacemaker Corps due May 1, 2013

Applications for Peacemaker Training, July 19-August 19, 2013, are due May 1.

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 13, 2013

Pray for all connected to grids of power, that we may learn from the excluded, threatened and expelled how to overcome apathy, indifference and collusion as powers and principalities target land, air, sea, life. May we welcome, not dread, God's new thing.

PEACEMAKER FAMILY POEM: The piano in Barrancabermeja

Barrancabermeja's piano has a legend
like this: once a year, two chosen hands reach out
to sing an audience silent. Its ivory keys become the words
that form a single sentence, different for each member in the crowd. 

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Twelve peacemakers of Christmas, part 2

Merry Christmas! For each of the twelve 
days of Christmas, Christian Peacemaker
Teams is honoring a specific CPTer. Here
are the last six.

Prayers for Peacemakers, January 2, 2013

Pray for eight peacemakers-in-training this month in Chicago. Give thanks for God's faithful walk with them. Beg the Spirit of Jesus to encourage and prepare them -- heart, mind, body and soul -- for team ministry ushering out the dominion of oppression and war.