Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

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For Immediate Release                May 20, 2004


Monday, June 28, 7 PM, Friends Meeting House

Matt Chandler, a corps member with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) who has been in Iraq since early this year, will give a presentation on his observations, along with slides, and address issues including the supposed upcoming handover of power from the US to the people of Iraq. Chandler will speak on Monday, June 28, 2004 at 7 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark in Portland. His talk is titled "The Struggles of Iraq and a Hope for the Future."

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an independent, faith-based organization committed to reducing violence sponsored and supported by Christian churches across North America, especially by Mennonite, Brethren and Quaker denominations. CPT has maintained a violence-reduction presence in Iraq since October 2002. The team sought to protect vital civil infrastructure facilities during the bombing campaign, and continues to provide on-the-ground information, observing and documenting the Coalition's post-invasion activities and consequential damages. They also support non-violent efforts of local Iraqis for justice and peace, advocate for just and humane treatment of detainees, and campaign for changes in or development of Coalition policies which threaten the safety of Coalition soldiers, contracted workers and Iraqi civilians.

This event is free and open the the public. It is being sponsored by the Peace and Justice Works (PJW) Iraq Affinity Group, the American Friends Service Committee and others. For more information contact PJW at 503-236-3065,, .

More information on Christian Peacemaker Teams is available at .

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