Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coalition member organization works permanently in occupied Palestinian territory, steps in the way of violence

Christian Peacemaker Teams, a coalition member of the US Campaign, is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, nonviolent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. By “getting in the way” of violence and educating in our home communities, we help create a space for justice and peace.

We maintain two project sites in Palestine, one in the Palestinian city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) in the southern West Bank and the other is located 25 kilometers (15 miles) further south in the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani. Follow our work on Facebook and Twitter.

Christian Peacemaker Teams also sends short-term (7-14 day) peacemaker delegations into crisis settings around the world. These delegations link communities experiencing violence with concerned individuals and groups. Delegations offer participants a first-hand experience of CPT's on-the-ground experiment in active peacemaking while connecting delegates with dozens of local peacemakers. The next available delegation to Palestine/Israel takes place November 15-28, 2011. A further description and listing of delegations is available here.