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Synopsis: 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 men was like a rock thrown into a pond. This book describes the ripples on the water, the impact and results of that rock. Ripples in the lives of CPT teams and the communities in which they work. Ripples among families and friends of those taken. Ripples across the world in faith communities, prisons, in the media and among their audiences, and in the lives of the four men. Dozens of Muslim leaders who knew CPT's peacemaking work courageously called for the release of the CPT delegation. Christian leaders in turn called for justice for the 14,000 Iraqis held by Multinational Forces in Iraq without charges or access to their families.
From Publishers Weekly:
The kidnapping of four Christian Peacemaker Teams, or CPT, workers in Iraq in 2005 and the killing of one of them brought international attention to the work of nonviolent activists in war zones. This edited collection of reflections, interviews, stories and letters about the hostage event offers a sometimes uneven but always moving insiders account of those days. The authors address the controversies head on: the opinion of some that the CPTers had martyr complexes; the rescue of the CPTers by armed forces; and the need for secrecy regarding one of the captives who is gay and whose sexual identity could have placed him in greater danger. The volume also contains stories of CPTs human rights work in Iraq and Palestine and other countries, its training of Muslim Peacemaker Teams and information about the many Islamic leaders who joined Christians around the world in calling for the hostages release. A deep current of nonviolent spirituality runs throughout the chapters, including the most memorable one: an eloquent, harrowing account by Jim Loney of his time in captivity that is worth the price of the book. (Feb.)
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Title: 118 Days (Canadian Edition) : Christian ...
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2772053931
Book Description CreateSpace, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 227 pages. clean text no remarks of highlights inside. the covers are creased at the outer edges. paperback.We ship from the USA and Canada. Bookseller Inventory # 18290