Vigil at Fort Benning, GA

November 21-23, 2008: Thousands will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia for the November Vigil to Close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
(Formerly Known as the School of the Americas).

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) for a breakfast on Saturday at 7am ($10; $5 for student). Reservations are required.

March with Presbyterians during Sunday's vigil.

If you will be staying the entire weekend, PPF may  be able to help with hotel arrangements or transportation from the airport.

For more information, contact Marilyn White.

Learn more about WHINSEC. Visit WHINSEC's official Web page.

The 206th General Assembly (1994) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called upon the United States government to

  • eliminate any and all funding for the School of the Americas, and close the school;
  • cease any further training of the military leaders from the countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean; and
  • use the funds that have been spent on the School of the Americas to support — both in the U.S. and in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean — programs for women, children, the hungry, the homeless, and other victims of violence.

The 207th General Assembly (1995) reaffirmed this action. The mission of the School of the Americas has been taken over by the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation.


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