Making peace matter

Making peace matter

Ekklesia has contributed to a forthcoming book on the Christian Peacemaker Teams Iraq hostage crisis and its ramifications.

118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Team Held Hostage in Iraq, edited by Tricia Gates Brown, is available from our online book service: http://books.ekklesia.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=2248

Simon Barrow has contributed a chapter to (on media reporting) with US Ekklesia consult Tim Nafziger. The book is available from 5 June 2008. See also www.118days.org.

On November 26, 2005, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members Tom Fox and Jim Loney along with delegation members Norman Kember and Harmeet Sooden were kidnapped in Iraq. Tom Fox was killed on March 9, 2006. Jim, Norman and Harmeet were freed two weeks later on March 23 after 118 days of captivity. The kidnapping of these four peacemakers was like a rock thrown into a pond. This collection describes the ripples on the water, the impact and results of that rock, in stories characterized by hope, courage, friendship, and forgiveness. 118 Days bears witness to vital peacemaking being done around the world in these times.

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