- From the CPTnet:
March 20, 2003
IRAQ UPDATE: 7:00 pm/ 11:00 am (EST)
By Doug Pritchard
Scott Kerr phoned at 11 am EST (7 pm their time) to say that the subgroup of Cliff Kindy, Peggy Gish and Betty Scholten along with four Iraq Peace Team members has established itself on the grounds of the water treatment plant. They have had a meeting with the Director of the adjacent Paediatric Hospital who was very glad for their presence. They have also met with workers at the water plant and their families, several of whom live in housing on the site. The group has also done a first prayerful walk around the perimeter of the facility. They have set up a watch schedule to have two people on duty every three hours around the clock, awake and walking around
The (approximate) location of these facilities is on the CPT website at http://www.prairienet.org/cpt/iraqteampositions.php
Earlier the team had been asking people to erect tents and banners at similar facilities in their own communities–hospitals, water treatment plants, power plants, sewage treatment plants, bridges etc. That seems even more timely now.
Christian Peacemaker Teams is an initiative among Mennonite and Church of the Brethren congregations and Friends Meetings that supports violence reduction efforts around the world. Contact CPT, POB 6508, Chicago, IL 60680