CPT International

CPT INTERNATIONAL: CPT joins Iglesia Menonita Hispana in abstaining from Convention if held in Arizona

CPT staff members join the Iglesia Menonita Hispana (IMH) in urging the Mennonite Church USA (MCUSA) not to hold its 2013 convention in Phoenix, Arizona.  CPT will not have an organizational presence in Phoenix if the denominational convention is held there.  

“I am disappointed that MCUSA’s leaders are still leaning toward a Phoenix convention despite concerns about Arizona’s recently enacted law that creates such wide space for imposing racist discrimination.  Right now we have a priceless opportunity for U.S. Mennonites to stand with those on the margins, to stand for justice,” says CPT Co-Director Carol Rose.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: What would the world look like if CPT succeeded beyond our wildest dreams? (No prose allowed)

Over the last few months, CPTers have been thinking together about the story of our work as part of Mission and Presentation Re-visioning Process (MAPR).  We'd like to invite you to join us in that pondering this advent season.  We recognize that CPT's way of working has developed and matured over the last twenty-five years and in thinking about revising our mission, we realized that we need to first be able to describe the kind of world that we and are our partners are working to create.  We need a vision statement and we need your help to write one.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Generosity is an invitation to the future; CPT fall fundraising campaign successful

CPT is pleased to report that our fundraising drive in September and October was very successful!  We raised a total of $93,411. Thanks to your incredible support, and cost cutting by teams, we were able to make up for the drop in donations earlier in 2010 and meet our budget for the fiscal year ending October 31st.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Give your loved ones a gift of peace by sending them a “Support a Peacemaker” card

This year, instead of buying another gadget or trinket for loved ones, you can support a peacemaker on their behalf.  Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) will send them a card, featuring one of CPT’s project locations: Aboriginal Justice, Colombia, Iraq, or Palestine.  Click here, choose which card you want sent, provide an address, and CPT will send a card to the recipient by postal mail letting them know that you have sponsored a peacemaker in their name. 

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Calls for expressions of interest in and nominations for CPT Personnel Coordinator

Christian Peacemaker Teams has a full-time opening for a Personnel Coordinator.  ….

Responsibilities and needed qualities, experiences and skills are listed in the job description below.  Preferred start date April 15, 2011.  As with all CPT positions, compensation is a stipend based on need.  The initial appointment will be for a period of three years.  Preferred location for the Personnel Coordinator to work is Chicago.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: What would the world look like if CPT succeeded beyond our wildest dreams? (No prose allowed)

 Over the last few months, CPTers have been thinking together about the story of our work as part of Mission and Presentation Re-visioning Process (MAPR).  We would like to invite you to join us in that pondering this advent season.  We recognize that CPT's way of working has developed and matured over the last twenty-five years and in thinking about revising our mission, we realized that we need to first be able to describe the kind of world that we and are our partners are working to create.  We need a vision statement and we need your help to write one.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Two donors to match all donations under $5000 sent before 31 October 2010

In response to our request for financial help last month, two CPT donors stepped forward, offering to match all donations made between now and 31 October up to $5,000. If you can donate $10, that means $20 for peacemaking work in Colombia, Iraq, Canada, and Palestine.  If you can donate $1000, that means $2000!  Help us take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Send applications for winter training before 15 October 2010

Did you participate in a recent Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) delegation that whetted your appetite for embodied peace work, partnering with others working nonviolently for justice, and confronting the injustice that leads to war?  Does CPT's style of peacemaking, confronting injustice, undoing oppressions work fit with yours? Is now the time to take the next step and join the Peacemaker Corps?

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Help!

Christian Peacemaker Teams’ income from individuals, groups, and grants for the first six months of this financial year is U.S. $77,000 less than the same period last year.  This figure reflects a drop of 23%.  Can you help us make up that shortfall over the next two months?  Follow this link to make a contribution.

For an overview of CPT’s work in 2009, including a financial summary, see http://cpt.org/news/year_in_review

CHICAGO/TORONTO: CPT seeking peacemakers for September and October delegations

Christian Peacemaker Teams is seeking applications for early autumn delegations to Palestine/Israel (5-18 October; apply by 8 September); Colombia (13-26 October 2010; apply by 15 September); and Treaty #3 territory in Northwest Ontario (24 September-6 October, apply by 8 September).  Delegates to each of these areas become familiar with situations of injustice affecting local people and become effective instruments for peace as they spread the word about what they see and hear in their home communities and elsewhere.