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NIGERIA: The Courage to Heal and Forgive

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One by one, around the circle, participants held up their drawings, charting their life’s journeys.  Doris shared about running into the mountains to escape Boko Haram fighters, after Boko Haram killed her older brother, uncle, and several friends. Ibrahim told about the militants arresting him and shooting at him as he ran into the bush to escape. Elizabeth spoke about her grief that her husband and three children are still missing, and presumed dead. 

Set in a beautiful rural retreat center, outside Jos, Nigeria, twenty-eight men and women came together for six-day advanced training in trauma healing, sponsored by EYN (Nigerian Church of the Brethren) and MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) in Nigeria. Peter Serete, assistant program coordinator of the Friends Church Peace Team of the African Great Lakes Initiative in Kenya was the head trainer. Each participant had already experienced a basic workshop and was receiving training to become “healing companions” to others. Out of this group, fifteen will be chosen to become a trainer and spread what they have learned more widely to trauma victims. 

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 10-16 May 2015

 

SHOOTING BACK

 

Pictured here: A Palestinian journalist takes a photo of Israeli soldiers during the weekly settler tour of Hebron's Old City. Monitoring the tour through cameras is one of the ways Palestinians have found for deterring some of the violence and aggression from settlers and soldiers.  
(14/05/2015)

IRAQI KURDISTAN UPDATE: April 2015



APRIL
 

Iraqi Kurdistan


Accompaniment in Kani Shaya

On April 27th, CPT accompanied farmers of Kani Shaya, a village in the Bazian area, to a meeting with a representative of the company which is constructing a new cement factory on agricultural land. Some farmers of the community signed contracts with the company and sold their land. However, the monstrous construction also affects the adjacent fields, whose owners have not received anything. In the presence of CPT the company representative promised that after the construction is finished and the company begins earning money from the cement, the farmers will be compensated. In the meantime, the company expressed that they might be willing to meet the request of the farmers to provide electricity to some of their houses that they use while working on their fields.

Prayers for Peacemakers, May 20, 2015 Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

Prayers for Peacemakers, May 20, 2015 Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

Give thanks that a judge in Kenora, ON dissolved the injunction calling for the arrest of Grassy Narrows member Judy Da Silva, if she tried to block the CN rail line.  Nevertheless, CN railway is still threatening to sue her.

*Epixel for Sunday, May 17, 2015
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For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?But if we hope for what we
 do not see, we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:24-25
 *epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing with a text from the upcoming Sunday's  Revised Common Lectionary
  readings.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 2-9 May 2015

WAKE UP CALL

 

Pictured here: This little girl, her mother and three older brothers received a 3:00 a.m. wake up call when a group of Israeli soldiers raided their home and turned it upside down to 'look for guns.' 
(05/06/2015)