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Prayers for Peacemakers 17 February 2021 Iraqi Kurdistan

Please pray that justice prevails over political agenda during the appeal of the six-year prison sentence for independent journalists Sherwan Sherwani, Eyaz Karam, Guhdar Zebari and civil rights activists Shvan Saeed and Hariwan Essa, known as the “Badinan prisoners”.  The criminal court sentenced five of CPT Iraqi Kurdistan’s partners, who are known for exposing political corruption and organizing civil rights initiatives, to six-year prison terms under the pretext of espionage and activities undermining state unity and security.  

Prayers for Peacemakers 27 January 2021 Aegean Migrant Solidarity

Pray for the safety of people at risk on Europe's borders. This winter, the expected harsh weather conditions will make survival very difficult for people living in the new camp on Lesvos, known as Moria 2.0. The camp, which was built right next to the sea, floods with every rainfall. A few days ago it snowed, leaving the migrants to experience severe cold since there are no facilities or infrastructure for heating in most of the camp.

Prayers for Peacemakers 20 January 2021 Colombia

Today, we want to exalt and honor those who accompany us in our work of accompanying. Those who accompany us in our day-to-day lives and sustain us with love. Perhaps we have not thanked them enough, perhaps because we take them for granted. But the truth is that we have lacked to say with greater vehemence that to achieve our work of accompanying, as a team, we have been equally accompanied and supported by animals.

Prayers for Peacemakers 13 January 2021 Turtle Island

We ask for prayers first for our Mother Earth and our sacred water which is our life blood. We ask for prayers for a cessation to the raping, murdering and killing of our mother by a "wendigo spirit" of greed and corruption which is manifesting itself in the development of an oil pipeline. This pipeline will carry tar sands oil through sacred water, wetlands, wild rice beds and forests to increase the profits of a Canadian corporation. 

Prayers for Peacemakers 30 December 2020 US/Mexico Borderlands

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Healing Our Borders Vigil in Douglas, Arizona.  The vigil remembers the people who have died in the Cochise County desert – where Douglas is located – while attempting to enter the United States.  There are now over 300 crosses representing these lost lives.  Mark Adams, one of the co-founders of the vigil, has said that the spiritual discipline of calling the names of those who have died is one way that we remain hopeful while living and working at the US/Mexican border.
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