The Space Within the Aegean Tectonic Plate

By: Ronbir Mohammad Space in between indicates a state of separation. It is the space in which a war is taking place. It is the space which makes dichotomies like Hell-Heaven, Earth-Sky, Underground-Aboveground, Body-Soul, Divine-Evil, Civilization-Wilderness, Processed-Raw and so on. Our civilization has made us organize the world around us and within us in dichotomies… More The Space Within the Aegean Tectonic Plate

BEING THE SIDEKICK

By Juliane Assmann This year seems to be a quiet one in Pikpa. No „masses of refugees“ „flooding“ the island of Lesbos, no extra ferries to bring them to Athens, no more riots in the humiliating, overcrowded and dignity-depriving camp of Moria. Instead, there’s a big colorful painting on the main building of Pikpa, an… More BEING THE SIDEKICK

Refugee: the Human Face of God

By: Hadje Sadje “The Church is Mother, and her motherly attention is expressed with special tenderness and closeness to those who are obliged to flee their own country and exist between rootlessness and integration. This tension destroys people. Christian compassion—this ‘suffering with’ compassion—is expressed first of all in the commitment to obtain knowledge of the… More Refugee: the Human Face of God

Hug Me

Written by Aaron Kaufmann “Hug me” read the embroidered words on the teddy bear’s cap. Walking along the harbor of Mytilini, working your way past the shops and cafes found along the water’s edge, you can look out and see Turkey’s coast rising from the Aegean, seemingly only a stone’s throw away. If you turn… More Hug Me

The children along the city walls of Chios

By: Ronbir Mohammad We are a CPT team of three persons. We are walking along the city walls of the Greek island of Chios, with the border-polluted sea stretching before us. The refugees reside in tents, organised in two lines. Kids are playing. Nothing can make children stop playing. Even under the midday sun; even though their… More The children along the city walls of Chios

From Lesbos to Calais – militarized hostility & subversive hospitality

(Note: Since 2014 a regional group of CPTers and supporters has been organizing a temporary presence to accompany refugees and their local allies and on the island of Lesbos, Greece. This year, we will return and expand the time of our presence to respond to the urgent needs and build longterm solidarity with our friends and… More From Lesbos to Calais – militarized hostility & subversive hospitality