In this episode we continue our research into major players in the new field of “unarmed peacekeeping” or “third party nonviolent intervention.” This time, we talk with the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams about the power of critical community and the role that a religious faith can play in this important work–and how to get involved. In Part II of this show, we have prepared another inspiring up-to-date segment of Nonviolence News with Michael Nagler…for you! See this page for a partial transcript and links from Nonviolence in the News.
An Israeli soldier photographs a CPTer who is monitoring ID checks of Palestinian men. Soldiers increasingly attempt to prevent human rights monitors from accurately documenting violations. Their main tactics include physically blocking and removing observers from incidents, as well as obsessively photographing the monitors. When questioned about what they are doing, soldiers frequently reply, “Everything is fine here.” (From CPT’s website at this link)
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