Eastern Carolina congregations collect ‘alternative taxes’ for CPT peace work

November 21, 2014
by Dave Nickel
Chaplain and member of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Eastern Carolina congregations collect  ‘alternative taxes’ for CPT peace work

District congregations do not always agree with one another. Along with discussing how we may be at variance with one another, the district council for Eastern Carolina District decided to focus on one way our congregations are united: we are called to live Christ’s peace, and we are frustrated by our complicity in the United States military industrial complex. Using Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) materials, the council chose to educate the congregants through a series of bulletin inserts which showed that almost 50% of our federal tax dollars go to …

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