Sarah Thompson: "Building Partnerships to Transform Violence and Oppression: The Story of Christian Peacemaker Teams”

Monday, March 24, 2014
6:10 PM - 7:45 PM
Room 128
Event Type
Law-Int'l + Homepage
Contact
Barbara Mianzo
203-432-7480

Sarah Thompson is the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international organization set up to support teams of peace workers in conflict areas around the world. These teams lower the levels of lethal violence and resist ongoing structural violence through nonviolent direct action, human rights documentation, accompaniment, and nonviolence training. CPT has a full-time corps of over 30 activists who currently work in Colombia, Iraq (Kurdistan), Palestine and Israel, the United States–Mexico border, and alongside First Nations leaders in Ontario, Canada. These teams are supported by over 150 reservists who spend two weeks to two months a year on location. CPT provides two-week exposure and immersion trips to these areas.

 

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