Browse: All Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Christian Peacemaker Teams Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Central Administrative Files

Regional and Subject Files

Publication Files



Contact us about this collection

Christian Peacemaker Teams Records, 1961-2011 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Christian Peacemaker Teams Records, 1961-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1985-2011

ID: X/056

Primary Creator: Christian Peacemaker Teams

Extent: 19.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series.

Date Acquired: 09/25/1991. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Christian Peacemaker Teams, Nonviolence - Religious aspects - Christianity, Peace - Religious aspects - Christianity, War - Religious aspects - Christianity

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records of an Anabaptist-sponsored peacemaking organization founded in the 1980s.  Materials are organized into three series:

(1) Central Administrative Files, 1961-2004

(2) Regional and Subject Files, 1987-2010

(3) Research Files, 1984-2008

Biographical Note

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) grew out of a call by Ronald J. Sider, Professor at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the 1984 Mennonite World Conference. Sider, a member of the Brethren in Christ Church, put forward the idea of a "nonviolent peacekeeping force...ready to move into violent conflicts."

Responding to this call, Mennonite and Brethren in Christ study guides considering the call were distributed and commented on in the United States and Canada from 1985 to 1986.  In December 1986 the Council of Moderators and Secretaries (CMS) of the  Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches (including the Brethren in Christ Church, the General Conference Mennonite Church, the Mennonite Brethren, and the Mennonite Church) held a conference in Techny, Illinois and issued the "Techny Call," which established CPT.  The Mennonite Brethren declined to sponsor CPT.

A steering committee was formed and Gene Stoltzfus was hired as half-time coordinator.  The first CPT conference was held in Altona, Manitoba in 1988 and focused on input from Cree and Salteaux leaders concerning threats of violence against their people.  In 1989, CPT organized the First Annual CPT Training / Action Conference in Chicago, Illinois for 120 attendees.  CPT leaders and volunteers begin holding peace vigils, serving as election and human rights observers in 1990.

In November 1990, the first short-term CPT delegation was formed and sent to Iraq.  Since then, many delegations of peacemakers have been sent by CPT to support local peacemakers in areas of violent conflict.  A Christian Peacemaker Corps was formed in September 1993, enabling CPT to offer full-time assistance to local peacemakers.  Friends United Meeting joined as a CPT sponsor in 1996.

CPT has worked worldwide in safeguarding indigenous rights, seeking solutions to urban violence, and promoting nonviolence in political and ethnic conflicts.  The organization continues to promote conscientious objection to war, to develop nonviolent institutions, and to provide peacemaking ministries in areas affected by violent conflict.

Subject/Index Terms

Christian Peacemaker Teams
Nonviolence - Religious aspects - Christianity
Peace - Religious aspects - Christianity
War - Religious aspects - Christianity

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals:

Additional materials donated by Gene Stoltzfus (Acc. 6487), and Kathleen Kern / Tim Nafziger (Acc.2011-54).  Case file shows evidence of other materials accepted without formal accessioning or "preaccessioning."

10/07/2011, Esther Kern, Acc. 2012-086 (annual reports, brochures, fliers, regional materials on Iraq kidnapping and Demogratic Republic of Congo)

03/25/2013, Esther Kern, Acc. 2013-024 (regional and subject files)

10/5/2017, Esther Kern, Acc. #2017-015 (clippings, photos, and misc. files)

Alternate Extent Statement: 12 records cartons and 2 archives boxes

Access Restrictions:

Delegate lists are restricted until 25 years after date of creation.  Restriction end dates are listed on each folder.  Researchers may freely access other materials in the restricted folders.

All other records are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Edgar Metzler, Acc. 6486

Preferred Citation: Christian Peacemaker Teams Records, 1961-2011.  X-56.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Central Administrative Files, 1961-2009],
[Series 2: Regional and Subject Files, 1987-2011],
[Series 3: Publication Files, 1984-2008],
[All]

Series 3: Publication Files, 1984-2008Add to your cart.
Materials assembled to write various monographs about Christian Peacemaker Teams, primarily In Harm's Way: a History of Christian Peacemaker Teams, by Kathleen Kern.  These files contain a mix of administrative and regional records, including correspondence and delegation reports.  Also included are comments and correspondence from CPT volunteers who reviewed various drafts of the book. Organized topically.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 11: In Harm's Way - Background Material on Hebron, 1992 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Timeline of Activities, 1984 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Capitol Sabbath, Washington, DC, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Rodney King Beating, Los Angeles, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: War Toys Campaign, 1993 - circa 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Proposal for Corps, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Job Descriptions for Corps Participants, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Training, Curriculum, Worship Rituals, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Synapses Messages" Legacy to CPT, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Haiti Material for In Harm's Way, 1992 - 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Logs, Jeremie, Haiti, 1993 - 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Logs, Jeremie, Haiti, 1994, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Jeremie, Haiti, Team Logs and Minutes, 1993 - 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "Cry for Justice," Haiti, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Observations from Jeremie, Haiti, and Calls for a Just U.S. Policy, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 26: News Releases by On-site Staff, Jeremie, Haiti, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Parliamentary Elections and Aftermath, Refugee Immigration, Haiti, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Proposal for Mobile Teams, Reports by Lena Siegers, Haiti, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Land Reform, Disney Sweatshops, Haiti, 1997 - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Reflections on the Considerations for CPT/CPC Decision Making, by Cole Arendt, Haiti, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence: Ruth Stoltzfus Jost, MCC and CPT, Haiti, 1988 - 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 32: In Harm's Way Chapter 2, Interview Notes, Haiti, 2003, 2005, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Considerations for CPT Decision Making -- Entering Crisis Situations, 1993 - 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "A Bishop Who Hears the Cry of Haiti's Poor," by Mev Puleo, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Americas Watch Report on Aristide's Rights Record, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Draft of "From the 'Violence of the Stick' to the 'Violence of the Stomach'", by  Joanne Kaufman, Haiti, 1996 - 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Op Ed Articles in Rochester, NY, Newspapers, by Kathleen Kern, on Haiti, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Logs and Minutes, Columbia Heights Urban Project, Washington, DC, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Correspondence, Project in Urban Peacemaking, Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Reports and Media Coverage, Project in Urban Peacemaking, and "Urban Struggle Using the Cultural Arts" Peace Troupe Workshop, Washington, DC, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Correspondence, Project in Urban Peacemaking, Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, Aug - Dec 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Evaluations, Survey Results, Reports, Project in Urban Peacemaking, Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 1995 - 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Initial Contacts, Overcoming Urban Violence, Washington, DC, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Notes from Gathering of Full-time and Reserves, Washington, DC, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Peace Factory Tour Booklet, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Project on Urban Peacemaking, Richmond, VA; Filipino Urban Peacemaking, Chicago, IL, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 47: News Releases, Project in Urban Peacemaking, Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Report to Steering Committee, by Gene Stoltzfus, Oct 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Vignettes from Afghanistan, Hebron, Cleveland (OH), Colombia, School of the Americas, Chiapas, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 50: In Harm's Way Chapter 4 (Hebron) material As Resident Aliens Chapter 1, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 51: In Harm's Way, As Resident Aliens, Draft and Comment, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Anne Montgomery Comments on Draft, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Sara Reschly Comments on Draft, 2003Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: In Harm's Way (Chapter 4) As Resident Aliens (Chapter 2) Material, Hebron, 1996 - 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: In Harm's Way (Chapter 4), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 3) Materials, Hebron, 1997 - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: In Harm's Way (Chapter 4), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 4) Materials, Hebron, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: In Harm's Way (Chapter 5), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 5) Material, Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour, 2000 - 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: In Harm's Way (Chapter 5), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 6) Material, 2001, 2004, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: In Harm's Way (Chapters 5 and 6) materials from As Resident Aliens (Chapter 7), 2001 - 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 7: In Harm's Way (Chapter 5), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 8) Material, Hebron, 2003 - 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 8: In Harm's Way (Chapter 6), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 9) Material, At-Twani, 2004 - 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 9: In Harm's Way (Chapter 6), As Resident Aliens (Chapter 10) Material, Hebron Issues, 1998 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Background of Chiapas Conflict, 1998 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chiapas: Exploratory Mission Report, Project Proposals, Correspondence, 1995 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chiapas: Acteal Massacre, 1997 - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chiapas: CPT Team Correspondence, 1998 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermons and Articles by CPT Members on Chiapas, 1998 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Chiapas: Guadalupe Tepeyac Action, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chiapas: Gene Stoltzfus Report, Apr 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Two Handwritten Log Books, Mexico, 1998 - 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Two Handwritten Log Books, Mexico, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Proposal, Minutes of Consultations About CPT in Canada, 1986 - 1991, 1993, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Canada: Indigenous Issues: Assembly of First Nations Terminology, Misconceptions, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Canada: Indigenous Issues: "CPT: New Wine in Old Wineskins?", 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church, New Brunswick), Indigenous Communities' Fishery Rights, 2000 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church, New Brunswick) Schedules, 2000 - 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church, New Brunswick): CPT Writings Not on CPTNet, 2000, 2002, 2005, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church, New Brunswick): Correspondence and Evaluations, 2000, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church, New Brunswick): Proposal, Reports, Evaluations, 2000 - 2001, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Secwepemculecw (Chase, British Columbia): Request for Monitors for Fishing and Hunting, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows, Ontario): Blockade of Clear-cutting: Fact-finding, Reports, Evaluation, 1999 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows, Ontario): Interview Notes, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows, Ontario): Evaluation of Undoing Racism in Kenora, Ontario, 2005 - 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Labrador: Innu People Protest NATO Air Base at Goose Bay: Consultations, Correspondence, Clippings, 1998 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Nova Scotia: Indian Brock: Calendar, Copied Photos, 2001, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Aazhoodena (Stoney Point, Ontario): Restoration of 1827 Treaty, Reports, 1996, 1998, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Caldwell Band (Chippewas), Point Pelee and Pelee Island, Ontario: History and Report, 1999, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Oka, Quebec: Mohawk Crisis: Chronology, Reports, 1990, 1998, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Iroquois, Oneida, Onondaga Relationships with New York State: Background, 2000 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Oneida Log, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Oneida Correspondence, 2002 - 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Oneida Coalition Work, 2001 - 2002, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Oneida Media Coverage, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Oneida Financial Reports, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Background, 1992, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Proposal, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Orientation, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Log, 1999 - 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Team Schedule, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Correspondence, 1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Reports and Incidents, Meeting Notes, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, Reports, Incidents, Camp Actions, 1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, Reports and Incidents, Harassment, 1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Lakota Sioux, LaFramboise Island, South Dakota, Media Coverage, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, Mitigation Act, Media Coverage, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, Photos, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, Reports and News Releases, 1999, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, End of Project Report, 1999?Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lakota Sioux, South Dakota, Financial Reports, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Oceti Sakowin, South Dakota, Encampment, Writings by Indigenous Sources, 1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Colombia: 2000 Delegation, Correspondence of Kern to Ediger, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Colombia: "Backgrounder on Barrancabermeja and the Magdaleno Medio Region", 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Colombia: Evaluations and Strategic Planning, 2005 - 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Colombia: Carol Foltz, Journal Entries, 2002 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Colombia: Visa Crisis, Letter by Government Officials, in Spanish, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Colombia: Team Schedules, 2001 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Iraq: News Release of Delegate upon Return, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Iraq: Proposal, Report and Recommendations, 1990 - 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Iraq: Matthew Bailey-Dick Episode Trying to Enter U.S. from Canada, "Clash of Views at the Canadian Border," by Kathleen Kern, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Iraq: Iraqis Detained by U.S. Forces, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Iraq: "Kidnapping: Who Did It?" by Gene Stoltzfus, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Iraq: Hostage Crisis, Newspaper Clippings, 2005 - 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Afghanistan: Background Material Through Correspondence of Sara Reschly, 2001 - 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Afghanistan: Log of Gene Stoltzfus's Visit, 16 Dec 2001 - 7 Jan 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Afghanistan: Correspondence, Media Clippings, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Afghanistan: Notes and Proposal for Project, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 26: "CPT Balkans" from In Harm's Way, 1992 - 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Bosnia: Correspondence About Project Start-Up, 1995 - 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Bosnia: Reports on Kosovo, by David Hartsough; Background Materials, 1996, 1998, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Bosnia: Miscellaneous Background and Related Information, 1993 - 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Bosnia: Concept and Proposal for Refugee Return to Jajce, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Bosnia: Jajce: Budget and Financial Reports, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Bosnia: Jajce: Correspondence and Reports, 1996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Bosnia: Conflict Resolution Catalysts, MCC, Correspondence, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Bosnia: Jajce: Reports, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Chechnya: Miscellaneous Background and Related Information, 1995 - 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Chechnya: Report of Delegation, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Chechnya: Report of Delegation, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Chechnya: Proposal, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Chechnya: Correspondence, June 1995 - April 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Chechnya: General Communications, Summer 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Chechnya: Reports, Summer 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Chechnya: Budget / Financial Report, Summer 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Borderlands: U.S., Mexico: Brownsville, TX; Arizona, Reports, 2004 - 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Oaxaca, Mexico: Final Report, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Gaza: Proposal and Background, 1993 - 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Gaza: Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Gaza: Media Coverage, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Gaza: Reports, News Releases, Evaluation, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Gaza: Financial Reports - RESTRICTED UNTIL 2018, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 50: CPT Regional Groups in Europe, 1988 - 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Oceti Sakowin, South Dakota, Joanne Kaufman's Comments on Draft, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Oceti Sakowin, South Dakota, Carl Meyer's Comments on Draft, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Iraq: Gene Stoltzfus's Comments on Draft of Chap. 11, In Harm's Way, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Vieques, Puerto Rico: Input by Harold A. Penner for Chap. 13, In Harm's Way, 2000 - 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Gaza: Comments by Gene Stoltzfus on Chap. 13, In Harm's Way, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Iraq: Book Launch - "118 Days" - Captivity, 2008-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Iraq: Important Contacts (Hostage Crisis), 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Peace & Release Coffeehouse and Campaign, 2005-2006Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Central Administrative Files, 1961-2009],
[Series 2: Regional and Subject Files, 1987-2011],
[Series 3: Publication Files, 1984-2008],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.151 seconds (using 306 queries).
Using 8.08MB of memory. (Peak of 8.23MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-2.1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hosted by LibraryHost