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Delegations with Christian Peacemaker Teams
May 7-12, 2019 (Nakba Day Delegation)
August 6-20, 2019 (Multifaith Delegation)
October 22-November 5, 2019 (Harvest Delegation)
November 30-December 14, 2019
Learn more: https://www.cpt.org/delegations/palestine
or contact CPT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a form to apply for a delegation at the
website address above
Road closures, home invasions, checkpoints, and the presence of militant Israeli settlers near Palestinian villages continue to threaten Palestinian human rights, and Israel's separation barrier (much of it built on confiscated Palestinian land) continues to separate Palestinian communities from each other and ordinary Israelis and Palestinians seeking to come together for peace. CPT delegation members will gain a perspective on how these issues affect daily life, and will experience the power of Palestinian and Israeli citizens overcoming what seem to many to be permanent obstacles.
Delegates will meet with Palestinian and Israeli human rights representatives and peace workers in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They will visit Palestinian families whose home and livelihoods are threatened by expanding Israeli settlements. They will travel to the city of Al Khalil (Hebron) and the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills and experience firsthand CPT's work alongside Israeli and Palestinian partners. They will challenge the structural violence of the Occupation through nonviolent public witness.
Delegates should be prepared for some physical rigors, such as hiking in rough, extremely hilly terrain, heat in the summer and damp cold in the winter, and generally long days.
CPT has had a continuous presence in the West Bank since 1995.
FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $3500 USD, which includes round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city. Those planning to travel from other countries, please contact the CPT office for more information.
About Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
Christian Peacemaker Teams: Building partnerships to transform violence and oppression.
A world of communities that together embrace the diversity of the human family and live justly and peaceably with all creation.
Christian Peacemaker Teams is committed to work and relationships that:
Honor and reflect the presence of faith and spirituality
Strengthen grassroots initiatives
Transform structures of domination and oppression
Embody creative non-violence and liberating love
Learn more about CPT at: https://www.cpt.org/about/mission