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Snapshots of Real People in Iraq

by Peggy Gish 03-11-2008

The Cost of War

Two brothers, Jamal* and Khalid,* were arrested randomly in a raid of their neighborhood by Iraqi Special Police Forces, the Palestinian ghetto in Baghdad. They were tortured and forced to confess on a [...]

Five Years of Living with War

by Peggy Gish 03-05-2008

The Cost of War

I write these words from Iraq, where I have worked through the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) since October 2002 - before, during, and since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. CPT attempts to [...]

Iraqi Kurdistan: 'I Cry All Day Long'

by Peggy Gish 02-22-2008

The Cost of War

Susan sat on her bed, looking frightened and sad. The 27-year-old had lost the lower half of her left leg when at 2 a.m. Dec. 16, Turkish fighter planes dropped four bombs on her home in a village [...]

'We are Still Here'

by Peggy Gish 12-01-2006

The faces of our Iraqi partners showed pain and worry in April 2006 when we asked them whether Christian Peacemaker Teams should continue to work in Iraq after Jim, Harmeet, Norman, and Tom had bee