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WINTER, 1999: Volume 4 Issue 1

Announcements

Urgent Need for Delegation Participants:
Participants are needed for Christian Peacemaker Teams Rebuilders Against Bulldozers (CPT-RAB) delegations April 13-25, May 26-June 7, and August 1-14, 1999.

In the wake of the Wye Agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the demolition of the homes of Palestinian families by Israeli authorities continues. Over 2000 demolition orders are currently outstanding, and the agreement’s provision for more bypass roads to serve Israeli settlements endangers the security of an increasing number of Palestinian families.

CPT-RAB delegations are being formed in response to these demolitions. Participants will assist in documenting the condition of families facing the demolitions of their homes or confiscation of their lands, challenge the policy through public witness, and help raise awareness of the issue in North American communities.

Cost of the trip is $1700 US, which covers airfare from a designated North American city, simple accommodations, two meals a day, in-country travel and other delegation expenses. Participants should have interest or experience in international human rights work, a commitment to nonviolence, and a willingness to engage in public witness and to participate in daily team worship and reflection. They should be prepared to communicate their experiences to local churches and media upon return.

Members of groups involved in CPT’s Campaign for Secure Dwellings, which matches North American churches, families and other groups with Palestinian families facing home demolitions, are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information and applications, please contact:

Claire Evans
PO Box 6508
Chicago IL 60680
Tel: 312-455-1199 • Fax: 312-666-2677
e-mail: cpt3@igc.org


Kelly MacReady, North American Representative to the Columbia Project of Peace Brigades International will lead a delegation there, Aug. 1-18. The trip will concentrate on the displaced in Bogota, Turbo and Barrancabermeja. Contact Kelly at colocha@web.net.


The first Western Christian Peacemaking Conference is set for October 8-11 at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Co-sponsored by New Call to Peacemaking, On Earth Peace Assembly, FWCC-Section of the Americas and GFU’s Center for Peace Learning, the conference will feature leading historic peace church peacemakers and cover themes ranging from interpersonal conflict to civilian peace teams and reconciliation in societies rent by ethnic violence. More information will be available later in the spring. To inquire about attending, or to propose conference sessions or activities, please visit the website of the Center for Peace Learning at http://www.cis.georgefox.edu/cpl/ or contact:

Ron Mock
Center for Peace Learning
George Fox University
Newberg OR 97132
Office: 503-554-2680 • Home: 503-538-6863
e-mail: rmock@georgefox.edu

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