FALL, 2002: Volume 7, Issue 3
CPT announces delegations to Iraq, Colombia and Middle East
"GENERATIONS FOR PEACE" DELEGATIONS TO IRAQ: Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), in cooperation with Voices in the Wilderness (VitW), is recruiting peacemakers to travel to Iraq as the U.S. government engages in discussions about waging war with that country. Applications are being accepted immediately for two-week delegations, which may begin as early as October.
Interested persons of all ages are invited to apply now for the multi-generational teams (minimum age 21, no upper age limit.) Older adults especially are encouraged to consider joining the delegations, recognizing that there is a certain moral weight to "grandmas and grandpas" being willing to stand in the way of U.S. bombs.
Cost of the delegation is $2000 US, which includes round-trip airfare to Amman, Jordan, simple accommodations and food, all on-ground travel, and other team support.
COLOMBIA: Oct. 4-16, 2002; Feb. 15-27, May 17-29, July 19-31, Sept. 27-Oct. 9, 2003. Participants will meet with human rights workers and church leaders in Bogota, travel to the industrial city of Barrancabermeja where CPT’s long-term team is based, and spend time in the countryside where the lives of displaced people are threatened by paramilitaries and other armed groups. Cost is $1800 US.
MIDDLE EAST: Nov.19-Dec. 1, 2002; Feb. 24-Mar. 8, Apr. 1-13, May 27-June 8, July 29-Aug. 10, Sept. 16-28, Nov. 20-Dec. 2, 2003. Palestinian and Israeli human rights workers continue to call for international observers in the region. Teams will meet with representatives of Israeli and Palestinian peace and justice groups, then join CPT Hebron in their work of violence deterrence, documentation, and challenging the structural violence of the Occupation through nonviolent public witness. Cost is $1800 US.
Cost covers round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city, all on-ground travel, two meals a day, simple accommodations, and all honorariums and delegation fees.
For more information or to apply, contact CPT, POBox 6508, Chicago, IL 60680, TEL. 312-455-1199 FAX 312-432-1213 or see CPT’s website at: www.cpt.org
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