United Methodist, peace group, leave Iraq
4/2/2003 News media contact: Linda Bloom · (646) 369-3759 · New York
NOTE: For related coverage, see UMNS #196.
By United Methodist News ServiceThe
United Methodist making a witness for peace in Baghdad has left Iraq
along with other members of the Christian Peacemakers Teams and Iraq
Scott Kerr, 27, a member of First United Methodist
Church in Downers Grove, Ill., and the other team members managed to
travel safely from the Iraqi capital to the Iraq-Jordan border, and they
crossed into Jordan on April 1.
Claire Evans, personnel and
delegation coordinator for CPT, said the group had decided to leave
because the increasing security restrictions placed upon them by the
Iraqi government made it difficult to move around independently.
which was working in Iraq with the Voices in the Wilderness
organization, places "violence-reduction" teams in conflict areas around
the world. The goal in Iraq was to "accompany and befriend civilians in
the event of escalating violence," the team said in a March 17
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