Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international violence-reduction and human rights organization. We are registered in the USA as a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit and in Iraqi Kurdistan as an international non-governmental organization (INGO). We offer an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict and provide organizational support to persons committed to nonviolent alternatives in situations where violence is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy. We accompany communities affected by violence and oppression, document human rights violations and advocate for nonviolent solutions.
Building partnerships with Iraqi Kurdistan's civil society to transform violence and oppression.
A world of communities that together embrace the diversity of the human family and live justly and peaceably with all creation.
Christian Peacemaker Teams is committed to work and relationships that:
Honor and reflect the presence of diverse faith and spirituality
Strengthen grassroots initiatives
Transform structures of domination and oppression
Embody creative non-violence and liberating love
From 2002 until 2006 Christian Peacemaker Teams was based in Baghdad and worked in central and southern regions of Iraq documenting the impacts of war on civilians and supporting the alternative Iraqi nonviolent movements and initiatives for peace.
Since 2006 the team has worked in Iraqi Kurdistan alongside Kurdish farmers and shepherds impacted by cross-border bombings and international companies' operations, civil society activist and minority groups facing discrimination and violence, and non-violent initiatives to build peace and respect for individual and communal rights.