Invite a Speaker

CPTers are available to speak to school classes, community groups, colleges, churches and other faith communities. Each person brings fresh stories of creative nonviolence and peacemaking.

We invite you to:

  • Contact the speaker directly by phone, email or letter. Click on the name for contact information, a brief bio and topics willing to speak about.
  • Arrange plans -- topic, travel, hosting, etc.
  • Discuss and agree on honorarium. In addition to travel costs, a donation to CPT -- designated for the support of the speaker -- is appreciated

Don't see anyone in your area? Many CPTers are not listed -- contact peacemakers@cpt.org to find someone in your area.

List of Speakers

Click the column tops to sort.

Name State/Province/Regionsort icon Country Topics
Gretchen Williams Colorado United States CPT stories, Increasing personal resilience in preparation for working in conflict zones, Recovery after exposure to trauma
Chris Schweitzer Connecticut United States Catholic Worker Movement, CPT in Colombia, Gospel and war-economics-lifestyle, Media analysis, Nonviolent struggle
John Lynes East Sussex, England United Kingdom Christianity and nonviolence, CPT in Israel-Palestine
Maureen Jack Fife, Scotland United Kingdom CPT in Israel-Palestine, The Israeli occupation and Palestinian non-violent resistance
Duane Ediger Illinois United States Climate Reality and Climate Myths, CPT in Colombia, How nonviolence turns weaknesses into strengths, Romans 13: Submitting in the struggle with the powers that be
Mark Frey Illinois United States CPT in Israel-Palestine, CPT overview, Interactive workshops, Jesus Third Way of creative nonviolence
Michael Goode Illinois United States Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, CPT in Colombia, CPT in Israel-Palestine, Quaker history
Carol Rose Illinois United States Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, CPT in Colombia, CPT in Iraq, CPT in Israel-Palestine, CPT partnering with First Nations in Turtle Island (North America), Nonviolence and peacebuilding workshops, Sermons based on requested Biblical Texts/themes, Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking, Undoing Oppressions
Cliff Kindy Indiana United States Jesus Third Way of creative nonviolence, Simplicity as an alternative to war, Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking, Sustainable living, War tax resistance
Kathleen O'Malley New Mexico United States CPT in Iraq, CPT in Israel-Palestine, Nonviolence and peacebuilding workshops, Trauma Issues
Kathleen Kern New York United States Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, Christian-Jewish relationships, CPT in Israel-Palestine, Funny stories from CPT work, History of CPT
Peggy Gish Ohio United States Alternative to Violence, Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, Christianity and Islam, CPT in Iraq, Nonviolence and peacebuilding workshops, Radical discipleship, Simple living and peacemaking
Julie Hart Ohio United States Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, Building a Culture of Peace in Organizations and Societies, From Prejudice and Discrimination to Building a Multicultural Society
Rick Polhamus Ohio United States Aboriginal Justice, Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, CPT in Israel-Palestine, CPT overview
Mary Yoder Ohio United States CPT in Israel-Palestine, Middle east conflict
Scott Albrecht Ontario Canada Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, CPT in Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) - Ontario, CPT in Chiapas - Mexico, CPT in Colombia
Matthew Bailey-Dick Ontario Canada Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, CPT in Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) - Ontario, CPT in Chiapas - Mexico, CPT in Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church) - New Brunswick, Music, Peace and justice evangelism
Bob Holmes Ontario Canada CPT in Canada, CPT in Colombia, CPT in Iraq, CPT in Israel-Palestine
David Janzen Ontario Canada CPT in Israel-Palestine
William Payne Ontario Canada CPT in Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) - Ontario, CPT in Chiapas - Mexico, CPT in Colombia, CPT in Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church) - New Brunswick, CPT in Israel-Palestine, Human Rights and armed conflict, Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking
Jerry Stein Texas United States Biblical basis of peacemaking and nonviolence, Conflict transformation, CPT in Iraq, CPT in Israel-Palestine, Eccumenism as peacemaking, Peacemaking history, Prayer: practice and understanding, Prophecy and the Powers and Principalities of the Bible
Rusty Dinkins-Curling Virginia United States Christianity and nonviolence, CPT in Chiapas - Mexico, CPT in Israel-Palestine, CPT in Oneida - United States, CPT in US-Mexico Borderlands, Origins of CPT, Theology of Love
Carol and Charles Spring Washington, D.C. United States Linking consumption and violence (audience participation skits), Music, Stories of creative nonviolent resistance, Two person preaching