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WINTER, 2000: Volume 5 Issue 1
Christian Peacemaker Teams announces the following delegations planned for the Year 2000:
Middle East: May 26-June 8, July 21-August 3, and November 14-27, 2000. Rebuilders Against Bulldozers Teams will meet with Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights workers and then join with CPT’s long-term team in Hebron to document cases of Palestinian families whose homes are threatened with demolition by Israeli authorities. Cost is $1700 US.
Chiapas, Mexico: May 18-30, July 13-25, and November 17-29. Delegates will learn about issues of injustice underlying the conflict in this southern Mexican state and meet with villagers facing ongoing violence and harassment from soldiers and paramilitary groups. Cost is $1000 US.
North America: La Framboise Island, Pierre, South Dakota, tentatively scheduled for March. Participants will join with Lakota people who have been encamped since March 1999 protesting the U.S. and state governments’ violation of treaty rights. Cost: $125. Delegates provide their own transportation.
CPT is a faith-based group that seeks for all delegations participants who are interested in human rights work, committed to nonviolence, and willing to participate in team worship and reflection. The delegation experience usually culminates in a nonviolent public witness that challenges structural violence. Delegates should have plans to share about the trip upon return to their home communities and congregations.
For international delegations, the cost covers roundtrip 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 at PO Box 6508; Chicago, IL 60680; tel: 312 455-1199; fax: 312 432-1213; e-mail: [email protected].
Peace Brigades International training for the new Mexico Project, is scheduled for May 19-26. The deadline for applications is not announced, so be sure to inquire ASAP at: PBI/USA, 1904 Franklin St. Ste 505, Oakland CA 94612; tel: 510 663-2362; e-mail: [email protected].
For more recent information regarding future trainings and and/or delegations to other PBI projects, contact the specific project: Colombia: [email protected]; Balkans: [email protected]; or visit the PBI website at http://www.igc.org/pbi/usa.html for more information about other PBI projects in Indonesia/East Timor, Haiti, and North America.