Summer/Fall 2002
Volume 7 Number 1






Open Eyes, Open Doors  

by Leslie Dobbs-Alsopp

When David Norwood arrived at Community Presbyterian Church in Wapato, Washington, the church was perhaps best known for “the locks on its doors,” but many of those doors have now been opened.



Peacemaking in the Israeli/
Palestinian War Zone

by Christine Caton

"O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie….” Shattered windows, glass and concrete debris everywhere, along with piles of garbage and bombed-out cars. A statue of the Virgin Mary riddled with bullet holes. The close sound of gunfire. Soldiers patrolling the streets. These are the images I have of Bethlehem. This is life under occupation.

I recently returned from a month in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank, living and working in the city of Hebron with the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). CPT is a program of Brethren and Mennonite congregations and Friends meetings from the United States and Canada (although it is ecumenical in scope and staff). CPT arose out of a call in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to  war.