On the third anniversary of the kidnapping of four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) delegates in Baghdad, CPT Canada is launching its book describing the profound impact on the lives of team members, family and friends of those taken hostage.
Please come and join us for readings, refreshments, and reflections by authors of the book's various chapters.
The book contains first-hand accounts of what led the four men to Baghdad, where their paths crossed with armed militants who did not understand their mission. It also provides insight into the daily lives of CPT delegations and teams, who risk all on their path to peace. The chapters weave a story of hope, friendship, fear, courage, and forgiveness, describing the daily sacrifices of the four hostages. In particular, readers will understand better the rich, textured life of Tom Fox, a CPTer who found a new calling late in life, leaving behind his careers in music and organic grocery retail to die in the streets of Baghdad. His bullet-ridden body was found two weeks before his three colleagues were freed from captivity.
The book is available online at www.cpt.org and www.amazon.ca.
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