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NGOChristian Peacemaker Teams (UK)
Background Information

Christian Peacemaker Teams (UK) is a multi-denominational human rights group, noted for what it describes as ""getting in the way" of violence and injustice through direct non-violent intervention, public witness and reporting to the larger world community to make a difference." The organisation works principally through placing teams in areas of conflict around the world (such as Colombia, Iraq, Palestine). Although still a developing presence in the UK, the organisation was thrust into the limelight as a result of CPT delegate Norman Kember's kidnapping in Iraq during 2005-6. Internationally, the movement is North American in origin, launched in the late 1980s in response to a call in 1984 by Ron Sider, at the Mennonite World Conference in Strasbourg, France. The organisation was founded by a combination of the Church of the Brethren, the Quakers and the Mennonite Church, but is now supported by a range of denominations and groupings. Sources:;; contact with NGO, July 2007

Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related Organisations

Network of Christian Peace Organisations; Church of the Brethren, the Quakers and the Mennonite Church (founders)

KeywordsChristianity; Human rights and civil liberties; War, conflict and pacifism.
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