Iraq

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 20, 2013

Lord, renew among your war-weary people the gifts of lamentation
in the face of wrong, sharing in suffering, partnering with all who
stand in and for peace and good, and offering oneself to protect
from harm anyone branded as "enemy".

IRAQ: Ten years of lamentation, partnering and action

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, CPT,
together with uncounted Iraqi families, laments
the ongoing carnage that continues to echo from
that moment.

Prayers for Peacemakers, February 27, 2013

Give thanks for Godā€™s gift to young Iraqi Kurds of openness and honesty in both naming violence in all its forms and imagining alternatives. Ask for humility and reawakened hope of older, "wiser" ones to listen, believe and act in new, redemptive ways.

IRAQI KURDISTAN: Nonviolence 101

in:

The classroom was cold and crowded with old and squeaky benches. We began moving them aside a bit, to make room for the exercises. A group of girls came in and eagerly sat in the front benches. "Oh, there's no electricity! We can't show them the film clips that we've prepared!"

IRAQI KURDISTAN: Shepherds, Sheep and Soldiers

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CPT Iraqi Kurdistan met with two shepherds who had spent nearly three weeks in Iranian detention last fall. The shepherds said they were grazing their flocks in Iraqi Kurdistan territory when they were kidnapped by Iranian border guards.

IRAQI KURDISTAN UPDATE: December 2012

in:

A month in
the life of
CPT Iraqi
Kurdistan

Prayers for Peacemakers, January 16, 2013

Pray for women in Iraqi Kurdistan and around the world who, obeying the divine voice, are challenging discriminatory harm and inviting the breathe of life to blow afresh through their families, communities and societies.

IRAQI KURDISTAN REFLECTION: They called the wind

A refreshing and gentle breeze is being felt above the plains of Iraqi Kurdistan.  It brings with it courage and enthusiasm, and the prophecy of a new generation of human relationships. It affirms the wisdom within every human spirit that all persons are equally positioned by the Great Creator.

IRAQI KURDISTAN UPDATE: November 2012

in:

A month in the life of CPT Iraqi Kurdistan.

 

Prayers for Peacemakers, December 5, 2012

Pray for 125,000 disabled residents of Iraqi Kurdistan, for six of them camped out in front of parliament and for the regional authorities to hear and respond to their just demands for better conditions.