• 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 neighbourhood.

      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