Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT): Partnering with nonviolent movements around the world, CPT seeks to embody an inclusive, ecumenical and diverse community of God's love. Believing ,we can transform war and occupation, our own lives, and the wider Christian world through:
the nonviolent power of God's truth
partnership with local peacemakers
CPT places teams at the invitation of local peacemaking communities that are confronting situations of lethal conflict. These teams seek to follow God's Spirit as it works through local peacemakers who risk injury and death by waging nonviolent direct action to confront systems of violence and oppression.
CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic structures of oppression. CPT is committed to undoing oppressions, starting within our own lives and in the practices of our organization.
CPT enlists the whole Church in an organized, nonviolent alternative to war. CPT's initial roots among Mennonites, Church of the Brethren and Quakers have spread into a broad ecumenical network that supports:
biblically based and spiritually-centered peacemaking
creative public witness
and protection of human rights.