Delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is partnering with Christian Peacemaker Teams to travel with a delegation of 7-12 young adults to Iraqi Kurdistan. This delegation will focus particularly on the role and impact of fossil fuels in the region and how we might respond faithfully and in solidarity with our partners there.
The delegation will be based in Sulaimani, in the Kurdish Regional Government. Delegates will meet with representatives of non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, displaced persons, and government officials. They will gain a perspective on the challenges facing people in northern Iraq and the impact there of violence in other areas of Iraq and along the borders of the KRG. The delegation will participate in the work of CPT's longer-term project of reporting on human rights abuses and supporting local reconciliation. Some physical rigors may be involved.
The goal of this delegation is not only to witness, learn, and be in solidarity with those we meet, but also to share experiences and stories with the larger Presbyterian Church (USA) upon our return. For this reason, we ask that the delegates also commit to attending the Presbyterian Church (USA) 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon June 18-25, 2016. A portion of the fundraising goal will go towards this second part of the delegation.
Delegation Dates: May 17-31, 2016
General Assembly Dates: June 18-25, 2016 in Portland, OR
Fundraising Goal: $4,000
To apply, fill out a CPT application here by January 15. In the case of high interest, we will select and notify the delegation participants by February 1.
PPF will work with you to raise funds for this delegation, but you will be expected to fundraise for the cost of this trip. Limited scholarships may be available.
Please email PPF co-director Emily Brewer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.