As we approach mid-summer, much of my time here on the border has been absorbed by the continuing immigration and border crisis here in the Arizona. One of my commitments as the Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has been to fulfill my obligations as a Christian Peacemaker Teams reservist (www.cpt.org) by acting as CPT’s representative in the Arizona borderlands.
Defendants Participated in the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq on March 16
Washington, D.C., June 20, 2007 – The trial of fourteen of the 222 citizens arrested during the March 16 Christian Peace Witness for Iraq civil disobedience in front of the White House will begin Friday, June 22 in Superior Court. The civil disobedience was one of the largest single civil disobedience actions at the White House, and the Christian Peace Witness was the largest Christian peace demonstration since the beginning of the Iraq war four years ago.
A Brief Report from 2007 Witness for Peace Delegation
by Anne Barstow, Tom Driver, and Paul Driver
In January we visited Venezuela with a Witness for Peace delegation. To understand the dramatic changes that are taking place there today one must know that its immense wealth from oil has not been shared by most of the people. The extreme gap between rich and poor, plus corruption and elitism, are what have set the stage for Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian Revolution.