Borderlands

Borderlands: Resisting walls

Walls take many forms. They may be words, glances, or actions that distance us from others, or physical structures that protect us from the weather or the vulnerable from further harm.  But the walls we saw at the Arizona/Mexico border, on the Christian Peacemaker Teams borderlands delegation, were made of concrete, metal, or stone, or even from threats, meant to deprive people of their rights or shut out the tired, the poor, the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”—as the message on the Statue of Liberty says at a port of entry in the Eastern United States.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Engage with peace in the new year: Join a CPT Delegation in 2019!

Engage with peace in the new year: Join a CPT Delegation in 2019! Are you thinking about your plans for 2019? Do you want to learn more about nonviolent resistance in the face of oppression, and meet CPT's teams and partners in the field?  Read more to learn about the delegations we have in store for the coming year. Join a CPT Delegation

BORDERLANDS: The Rosary on the Migrant Trail

A traditional Catholic rosary consists of five decades, totaling 59 beads, and a crucifix on a cord. Within the past year 58 bodies where recovered from the Sonoran desert in the vicinity of Ajo, Arizona, 42 miles north of the US/Mexico border. Humanitarian aid organizations estimate that for every body recovered, at least five are not. The remote nature of borderlands and the natural conditions accelerate decomposition.  59 bodies, 58 beads.

Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 June 2017

Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 June 2017

On 12 June, the world commemorates the World Day Against Child Labour.* The focus of this international observance is to raise awareness and strengthen efforts to prevent child labour. According to the data of the International Labour Organization, more than 168 million of children around the world are forced into work that "deprives them of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development."**

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