When Good Shepherd member Suzanna Collerd joined CPT after college graduation we began learning about this organization. CPT was founded in the Chicago area in 1986 by people who felt that faithfulness to what Jesus taught called us to new forms of public witness, which may include nonviolent direct action.
CPT has teams of trained peacemakers in Israel/Palestine, Iraq, on the Arizona border and in Columbia. Short-term teams (5-14 days) travel to crisis settings to protect human rights, engage in public peace witness and to report to home churches. These short-term teams are open to applicants over age 18.
Web site: www.cpt.org.