Statement on Identity and Membership
Statement of Identity
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an organization gathered in the reconciling love of God, identified with Jesus of Nazareth and led by the Spirit. Renouncing violence and dominative power, CPT seeks the Gospel liberation of all people through the power of forgiveness and nonviolence. This Gospel identity is embodied in our struggle to build an organizational culture of justice, inclusion, mutual respect and welcome. We are committed to building organizational structures that reflect the rich diversity of the human family in ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, race and sexual orientation. On project sites, CPT works with local partners from a variety of faith traditions. CPT encourages the formation and development of other faith-based, nonviolent peace teams and desires to work cooperatively with them.
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) welcomes peacemakers who are committed to the nonviolent community of Christ and seek God's will in their work, worship, and decision-making. CPT seeks individuals who are capable, responsible and rooted in faith to work for peace in lethal conflict zones as members of violence-reduction teams trained in the disciplines of nonviolence. We are committed to building a Peacemaker Corps that reflects the rich diversity of the human family in ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, race and sexual orientation. Those who have experienced systemic marginalization bring essential perspectives and distinctive gifts to the work of peacemaking. Associate members abide by the values and commitments above, but adhere to other faiths/spiritualities.