Sunday, April 16, 2006

[01.05 GMT] Critics of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq accused of being ill-informed (Ekklesia, UK). Speaking last night [15 April 2006] in a debate and phone-in on BBC Radio 5 Live with Royal United Services Institute spokesperson Amyas Godfrey, Jonathan Bartley of the UK religious think tank Ekklesia offered a robust defence of the role and work of CPT. Mr Bartley, who has first-hand information about the way Christian Peacemaker Teams operates, told the programme that media hostility towards Norman Kember had been significantly stoked by the way the kidnap story had been interpreted by the military and by ill-informed commentary. [Continued]

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