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Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

Profile

Country/TerritoryUnited States
Websitewww.cpt.org
Founded1986

Funding

Funding provided by affiliated church groups in the US, Canada, and UK. Last financial statement is from 2013 (last accessed June 21, 2016). Total reported revenue is $1,026,400 and expenses of $1,022,100.

Activities

  • Founded  by a coalition of church groups, including the Mennonite Central Committee and the Church of the Brethren, to promote peace and non-violence; main focus in the Middle East.
  • Sends “conflict resolution teams” (1-2 weeks) and “peacemaker teams” (longer-term) to Palestinian areas; little or no contact with Israeli society.
  • Participants return to their churches to advocate Palestinian positions.
  • Advocacy blames Israel for Palestinian suffering, ignoring terrorism and corruption.
  • Activities promote anti-Israel divestment campaign by church groups.

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