CHRIS & EAPPI
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) Dec. 2004 - Feb. 2005
Tom Fox has been found dead in Bagdad on Mar. 9, 2006. He was held hostage in Iraq together with three other members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) since Nov. 26, 2005.
In Jayyous he joined together with CPTer John Lynes (below left to Tom; with red cap and beard) the peaceful demonstration against the separation wall, building of jewish settlements and the uprooting of olive trees on Friday, Dec. 31, 2004.
In his blog titled "Waiting In the Light" you can read about the idea of his presence in Iraq and the Arab World. His last report dated Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2005, is entitled "There Are No Words".
Parts of them and more reflections in captivity as well as contemplations of other people on Tom you may find in Chuck Fager (Ed.): Tom Fox Was My Friend. Yours, Too. (102 pages, Kimo Press 2006). For the cover the publisher used one of my photos of Tom in Jayyous:
More facts about him, the other hostages, who were released later, and CPT you may find on CPT's website.
Below you see more pictures of his and John's presence at the demonstration and the two days they spent together with us in the EAPPI house in Jayyous.
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Disclaimer: I have been active from Dec. 2004 to Feb. 2005 for Evangelisches Missionswerk in Südwestdeutschland (EMS) as an Ecumenical Accompanier serving on the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). The views contained herein are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer EMS or the WCC. If you would like publish the information contained here or disseminate further, please first contact the EAPPI Communications Officer and Managing Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for permission. Thank you.