Borderlands

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Join the work of the CPT U.S./Mexico Borderlands Delegation 10-20 February 2016

CPTnet
9 November 2015
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Join the work of the CPT U.S./Mexico Borderlands Delegation 10-20 February 2016

In the last months the world’s attention has focused on refugees desperate to reach Europe, because the violence in their own countries has reached such cataclysmic proportions.  But people are fleeing almost horrific violence from Latin American countries, too, and risking their lives in the Sonoran Desert to escape it: 182 bodies were recovered in the Tucson Sector of the border alone this last fiscal year.

BORDERLANDS: Disturbing the Peace in Arivaca, Arizona

CPTnet
28 February 2014
BORDERLANDS: Disturbing the Peace in Arivaca, Arizona

 The tiny town of Arivaca, population 600, is nestled in the rugged hills of southern Arizona about eleven miles north of the international border between Mexico and the USA.  This cattle-ranching area is “rich in history and natural beauty” and claims to be “the oldest continually inhabited townsite in Arizona” according to the visitor’s guide.

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 28, 2012

Prayers for Peacemakers, November 28, 2012

In a world of many causes for migration – war, debt bondage, corporate subversion of democracy, climate change and their root, the love of money – guide the humble to welcome the stranger, give drink to the thirsty and usher in Your reign on earth.


From the December 2 Revised Common Lectionary:

May the Lord make you increase and
abound in love for one another and for all,
just as we abound in love for you.   -I Thess. 3:12
 

PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

CPTnet
9 August 2011
PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

by Elizabeth García

[Elizabeth García was part of the most recent Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation to Israel/Palestine.  Her reflection has been edited for length.]

I am in Hebron, located in the Judean Hills, south of Jerusalem in the Holy Land.  Although this place on the other side of the world from my home in Brownsville, Texas, many things here are similar to what we experience in the Rio Grande Valley.

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