Friday, December 02, 2005

Statement of Support for Missing CPTers

The following statement of support was hastily put together and released today.

Statement of Support for Christian Peacemaker Team members missing in Iraq.

Hamilton Action for Social Change and
Fathers' Day Coalition for Peace
PO Box 19, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8S 1C0

December 02, 2005

Hamilton Action for Social Change (HASC) and Fathers' Day Coalition for Peace (FDC4P) wish to express their steadfast support for Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) and their work of violence reduction in war zones.

From 1999 to 2001, members of CPT participated with HASC and FDC4P in the resistance to the use of war planes as family entertainment at the Hamilton International Air Show. The Air Show closed for good in 2001.

Participants of HASC and FDC4P express our sadness at hearing the news that CPT members Jim Loney and Tom Fox and CPT delegates Harmeet Sooden and Norman Kember are missing in Baghdad, Iraq. We along with many others wish for their safe return home and our hearts go out to their families.

We urge those who are holding the CPTers to treat them with dignity and with care for their safety. We ask for CPT's partners in the region to convince those holding the CPTers to release them immediately.

We agree with CPT's consistent opposition to both the war and the continuing presence of foreign forces of recolonization in Iraq.

We pray for the safe return of all who have been kidnapped in Iraq and for liberation with justice of the Iraqi people.

Murray D. Lumley, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Randy Kay, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Beatrice Ekoko, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Andrew Loucks, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
John Milton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Cho, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David Jefferess, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Scott Neigh, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Rabea Murtaza, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Banba said...

I want to hear the national party leaders show some real leadership on this issue. It has been 4 days since the official notice of kidnapping was released in the MSM.

Anonymous said...

What sort of thing do you expect them to do?