CPT International

CPT INTERNATIONAL: CPTnet and the CPT web site now more accessible in Spanish (EspaƱol adelante)

Spread the word!  CPTnet is completely available in Spanish.  RedECAP offers frequent updates, reports, reflections, prayer requests, and action alerts in Spanish from all of CPT's projects.  Contact sophiac[at]cpt[dot]org to start receiving redECAP releases or go to http://mailman.cpt.org/mailman/listinfo/redecap

GERMANY: First CPT-Europe Convergence to take place 25-27 March 2011.

March 25-27, 2011, the first Christian Peacemaker Teamsā€™ ā€œEuropean Regional Convergenceā€ will be hosted by the Berlin Mennonite congregation.  For two days, CPT Corps members and supporters from several European countries will pray together, exchange thoughts and views, and participate in a public witness.  CPT Corps members will arrive one day earlier to discuss issues of oppression, outreach opportunities, and strategies in an expanding CPT.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations for Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Full-Time Co-Director


CPT seeks applications for a co-director to work with Carol Rose, current co-director.  Position begins in July 2011.  Job description is flexible depending on the intersection of applicantā€™s skills with current co-director.  Applications from members of racially marginalized groups and from outside North America are warmly welcomed.  As with all Support Team members, compensation is a stipend based on need.  The initial appointment is for a period of three years.  

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.  

ā€œI am disappointed that MCUSAā€™s leaders are still leaning toward a Phoenix convention despite concerns about Arizonaā€™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,ā€ 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 ā€œSupport a Peacemakerā€ 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 CPTā€™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.  ā€¦.

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!