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CANADÁ/ISLA TORTUGA: Miembros de ECAP se reúnen con la Ministra de Relaciones Indígenas con la Corona y de Asuntos Septentrionales para hablar de la DNUDPI

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redECAP
Noviembre 23, 2017
CANADÁ/ISLA TORTUGA: Miembros de ECAP se reúnen con la Ministra de Relaciones Indígenas con la Corona y de Asuntos Septentrionales para hablar de la DNUDPI

por Robin Buyers

El 13 de noviembre, la coordinadora de Equipos Cristianos de Acción por la Paz (ECAP) Canadá, Rachelle Friesen, y las reservistas Esther Townshend y Robin Buyers , Ministra de Relaciones Indígenas con la Corona y de Asuntos Septentrionales. Para dar continuidad al copatrocinio de la Peregrinación por los Derechos Indígenas de la primavera pasada y del Ayuno del otoño pasado, Friesen, Townsend y Buyers urgieron a la ministra y a su gobierno liberal para que votaran este 4 de diciembre a favor de la Propuesta de ley C-262: Decreto para asegurar que las leyes de Canadá sean consistentes con la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (DNUDPI).

Nuestra delegación fue amablemente bienvenida por la ministra Bennett y su equipo de trabajo. Ella habló de su deseo de “dar pasos acelerados hacia la reconcili-acción”.  Hizo énfasis en la importancia de responder a la DNUDPI con legislación nacional que permita el trabajo de “reconstituir naciones” que luego definan su propia identidad y su relación con Canadá. Sugirió que, según algunas personas, la propuesta de ley C-262 no tiene suficiente alcance y anticipó un debate enérgico el 4 de diciembre en La Cámara de los Comunes sobre cómo implementar la DNUDPI.

ECAPeras se reunen con Carolyn Bennett

Prayers for Peacemakers, 22 November 2017

Prayers for Peacemakers, 22 November 2017

Prayer for the peace process to prevail in Colombia and for the full implementation of the agreed upon transitional justice.

This week we pray for the Colombian lawmakers who are responsible for putting the peace accords into action. Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, has expressed extreme concern for the future of peace in Colombia after his visit to the country last week. The transitional justice system was expected to begin in the next few months but has recently undergone amendments in Congress that would exclude politicians and businesses involved in war crimes from the truth commission. This decision will severely debilitate the original agreements and continue to re-victimize the victims of the conflict. The UN has stated clearly that "failure to comply with this essential commitment, after the surrender of weapons [by the FARC], would have very serious repercussions for the process and would not be understood or accepted by the international community."

Men in white peace shirts are watching on screen Colombian president shake hands with FARC leader
People joyously watch Colombian president Santos and leader of FARC Timochenko shake hands.

CPT Position Opening: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

CPT Position Opening:

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks a full-time Development Coordinator to serve as a member of our Peacemaker Corps in expanding our financial capacity and building fiscal sustainability.

Responsibilities include creating and implementing funding strategies, providing administrative oversight, cultivating major gifts, overseeing donor acquisition and renewal, writing and managing grants, organizing events, and participating in the overall work of the Administrative Team.  The position involves close collaboration with a development working group and includes some international travel to meetings and/or project sites each year.

Candidates should demonstrate passion for cultivating donors to support our work, commitment to grow in the journey of undoing oppressions, and ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a dispersed team across continents.  We prefer someone with development experience and a focus on grassroots social change organizations. 

CANADA/TURTLE ISLAND: Members of CPT Canada meet with Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs on UNDRIP

CPTnet
17 November 2017
CANADA/TURTLE ISLAND: Members of CPT Canada meet with Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs on UNDRIP

by Robin Buyers

On November 13th, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Canada Coordinator, Rachelle Friesen, and reservists Esther Townshend and Robin Buyers met with Carolyn Bennett, Canada's Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs. Following up on CPT's co-sponsorship of this spring's Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights and fall Fast, Friesen, Townsend, and Buyers urged the Minister and her Liberal government to vote yes this December 4th for Bill C-262: An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Minister Bennett and her staff welcomed our delegation graciously. She spoke of her desire to "accelerate steps towards reconcili-action." She noted the importance of responding to UNDRIP with domestic legislation that allows for the work of "reconstituting nations" who then define their own identity and relationship to Canada. She suggested that, for some, Bill C-262 does not go far enough, and anticipated a vigorous House of Commons debate on how to implement UNDRIP on the 4th.

CPTers meet with Carolyn Bennett
Photo (from left to right): Carolyn Bennett, Robin Buyers, Rachelle Friesen, Esther Townshend

Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 November 2017

Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 November 2017

From Christian Peacemaker Teams in Al-Khalil / Hebron, Palestine:

"In the spirit of hope, we pray for peace.

We pray for the torn and divided peoples,
for refugees and uprooted families,
for all living in camps and for those who assist them,
and for all who have been bereaved, injured and traumatized.

Especially at this time, we pray for all who suffer in the midst of renewed conflict and attack.

We pray for Israelis living with the threat of rocket fire, for Palestinians in the West Bank subjected to the violation of their civil liberties and human rights and living under the constraints of military occupation and settler harassment.

We pray for
the people of Gaza, living under blockade and repeated military bombardment, adding fear to the misery of poverty and want.

In particular we pray for children and young people caught up in terror beyond their understanding or control.

Palestinian boy looking at Israeli soldiers at the souk

We pray for...