What are Community Peacemaker Teams?

Introduction Community Peacemaker Teams or CPT (previously called Christian Peacemaker Teams) is an international organisation set up to support teams of peace workers in conflict areas around the world. The organisation uses these teams to achieve its aims of lower levels of violence, nonviolent direct action, human rights documentation and nonviolence training in direct action.… Read More

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An Overview of Religion and Peacebuilding

Introduction Religion and peacebuilding refer to the study of religion’s role in the development of peace. Nathan C. Funk and Christina J. Woolner categorise these approaches into three models. The first is “peace through religion alone”. This proposes to attain world peace through devotion to a given religion. Opponents claim that advocates generally want to… Read More