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1 Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraqi Kurdistan IRAQI KURDISTAN © NPR

2 CPT is an ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to peacemaking working in places where there is violent conflict CPT is

3 NONVIOLENCE TRAININGS WITH IRAQI KURDISH and ARAB GROUPS NONVIOLENCE TRAINIGS WITH IRAQI KURDISH and ARAB GROUPS

4 Iraqis are already working on building a nonviolent movement within their country. Their efforts are in need of support and recognition.

5 BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS ISCRUCIAL TO CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE

6 FACES OF IRAQ I do not know the words of her story, but I do know that violence has not just broken her heart; it has ripped her in two. - Rev. Beth Pyles, Christian Peacemaker Teams: Iraq

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8 Said Ali

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10 Young Man with fruit

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14 GLIMMERS OF HOPE

15 Sami in school Muslim Peacemaker Teams

16 window Iraqi art is flourishing. The subjects are painful and the works evoke great emotion.

17 Not all children have forgotten how to smile.

18 Sharing a meal War happens on the large scale of human affairs. Small communities & human rights groups often address root causes of war on the small scale.

19 Kurdish picnic Part of the work of peacemaking is bringing social relationships back to scale. The impersonalism of transnational relations contributes to war.

20 CPTer, Tom Fox, martyred in Baghdad, Iraq, March 2006

21 ASHTIASHTIASHTIASHTI SALAAMSALAAMSALAAMSALAAM peace PEACEPEACEPEACEPEACE

22 Victory/ peace For More Information… Christian Nonviolence –centerforchristiannonviolence.org World & Middle East News –english.aljazeera.net Iraq News – CPT –www.cpt.org


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