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February 22nd, 2016
Pictured here: CPTers called for an ambulance after this 17-year-old boy who suffers from asthma was caught in tear gas on the way to school. Thankfully he was fully recovered by the next day.
February 19th, 2016
COLOMBIA: The Northeast Trail--a travel blog
In October 2015 two CPTers traveled with our partners CAHUCOPANA across the Northeast region of Antioquia on a nine-day tour, immersing ourselves CAHUCOPANAâ€™s rigorous daily schedule of workshops, meetings, and lots of travel. The â€˜Northeastâ€™, as they refer to it, is a region rich in resources and biodiversity where rolling hills of untouched jungle give way to small communities etched into the landscape, often only accessible by mule or on foot. Unfortunately the region also has a history of displacement and human rights abuses, because the state does not involve itself in the region. One of CAHUCOPANAâ€™s initiatives in response to this abandonment is the fomentation of womenâ€™s activism in the region, by the name of Womenâ€™s Humanitarian Action Committees. Luna and Carlos, CAHUCOPANA field workers in the Remedios municipality and our guides for the week, travel regularly from village to village supporting and organizing the communities in their struggle for justice. Our objective was to participate in several monthly committee meetings, listening and learning from the women of Northeast Antioquia.
February 18th, 2016
Prayers for Peacemakers, February 18, 2016 Indigenous Peoplesâ€™ Solidarity
Pray for the people of Shoal Lake 40 as they
prepare to travel to Geneva, Switzerland, and testify before the United Nations
about Canadaâ€™s withholding from their Anishinaabe community adequate water,
sanitation, healthcare, and education facilities.
|February 21, 2016 Second Sunday in Lent|
|Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and they are breathing out violence.|
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27: 12-13
|*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing with a text from the upcoming Sunday's Revised Common Lectionary readings.|
February 16th, 2016
16 February 2016
IRAQI KURDISTAN: "We're sleeping on oil, yet freezing to death"
Child places flowers in a lake in to remember the 65 people who
died in the Aegean Sea on Jan 22nd 2016
"We're sleeping on oil yet freezing to death" is how one Kurdish man summed up the political climate here in Iraqi Kurdistan. War, dropping oil prices, corruption and mismanagement of government funds have led to a financial crisis. As a result, government workers, making up over half of the population, have not been paid in six months.
CPTer Muhammad, a fifth grade teacher, had worked without pay for over five months. For the past month, along with the other school teachers, he has been on strike. Almost daily, instead of going to the school, Muhammad stops by the CPT house and gives the latest news about the strikes.
February 14th, 2016
CPT Iraqi Kurdistan Newsletter - January 2016