The Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) has distinguished itself for its struggle in the name of social justice and human rights in the Brazilian countryside. CPT offers advise and support to small farmers and the landless, addressing the problems of unjust land distribution and violence. Its members contribute to the building of a real democracy through genuine land reform, respect of the environment and help the peasants organise themselves to get their voice heard. Liberation theology is a key inspiration for CPT, but its staff work on an ecumenical basis.
"CPT's work at the frontline with communities affected by slavery in Brazil is deeply impressive."