CPT in Israel-Palestine
Kathleen O'Malley is a psychotherapist practicing in Albuquerque, NM who also does international peace work with CPT with whom she has traveled to Irag and Palestine. In 2007 she traveled to Iran as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She leads non violence trainings to groups interested in exploring responses to internal violence as well as in the world around us. As a psychologist one of her areas of experience is working with people who have suffered trauma. She has also facilitated critical incident debriefing sessions.
Where have you worked with CPT?
Chiapas (Mexico), Burnt Church (Esgenoopetitj, Canada), Colombia, Palestine, Anishnabe territory (Canada)
How did you get involved?
Mary Yoder made her first trip to Israel/Palestine in 2002 with a Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) delegation. She then took an intense four-week training course on Christian non-violence through CPT. She returned to the West Bank as a volunteer member of CPT's violence reduction team where she served there since, on three different occasions for three month terms. In 2003 she sustained a neck injury, requiring surgery the following year. She worked in the city of Hebron and an agricultural village, At-Tuwani.
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Jim is a long-time pastor in the Mennonite Church. He was a high school teacher for ten years before entering seminary and pastoring. His interest in peace and justice issues was peaked after a visit to the Holy Land in the summer of 1998. He went on a delegation to Israel/Palestine with CPT in November of 2000. He became a reservist (part-timer) with CPT in January of 2002. His interest is in practicing violence-resistance in non-violent confrontation with those who perpetuate the use of violence as the means to create peace.
Carol is the Co-Director of CPT, a poet, and pastor. Carol was part of the formation of the Colombia project who regularly served on that project until becoming Co-Director. Since that time she has also served on site in Iraq , Palestine , Arizona and Kenora. She is the facilitator/presenter for the Biblical Non-violence portion of the CPT Core Training. An active peacemaker since the late 1970's. Carol worked with Mennonite Voluntary Service with refugees from Central America in Dallas , Texas in the early 1980's.
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Kathleen Kern has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams since 1993, serving on assignments in Haiti, Washington, DC, the West Bank, Chiapas, MX, South Dakota and Colombia. She worked with CPT's Hebron project from 1995 until October 2002, when the Israeli government denied her entry into the country.
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Mark grew up Mennonite in North Newton, KS where he graduated from Bethel College in 1993 with a BA in Physics. From 1993-1995 he worked in Boulder, CO, directing a start-up Victim Offender Reconciliation Program and working on international issues at the Rocky Mountain Peace Center. He joined CPT in 1997 as a full-time worker and served on CPT's Hebron project for two-and-a-half years and with CPT's Chiapas, Mexico project for nearly a year.
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