Colombia Days of Prayer and Action Resources

This originally appeared on Called to Colombia by Richard Williams and Mamie Broadhurst.

The resources are out! Please take time to participate in the National Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia this year on April 8th -11th. This is an opportunity for you and your congregation to get involved in the lives and struggles of the Colombian people.

Mamie and I will be working with congregations of the IPC here in Colombia to join in this international effort to raise our prayers, consciousness, and support for the cause of a peace and dignity for all victims of violence in Colombia.  We hope that you and your congregation mights also take part.  This packet includes many interactive and creative ways your congregation can participate the 10th, and ideas for what to do on the 11th.

Our ecumenical partners Witness for Peace have all the information – from worship materials to advocacy packets – on there Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia page.  Please take a look – and take a step towards justice with our Colombian sisters and brothers!

Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia – 2011 Information

From Witness for Peace:

With nearly five million people forced from their homes, Colombia is the site of the Western Hemisphere’s greatest displacement crisis. Violence drives more and more people from their homes every day.

We invite you to be a voice for peace and justice in my country by joining thousands of activists, students and people of faith this April. Click here to find out more about the Days of Action for Colombia and how to get involved.

We are organizing events across the nation to raise awareness about Colombian communities facing violence and displacement. To stand in solidarity with these communities, Witness for Peace and our partners are advocating for U.S. policies that will alleviate, not exacerbate, Colombia’s crisis.

Join us this April 8th to 11th as we call on our government to pursue policies that protect communities at risk of displacement, small-scale farmers, and Colombian human rights advocates, instead of funding an abusive military and pushing an unfair trade agreement.

Help us build the movement of solidarity with Colombians by taking action during this year’s National Days of Action for Colombia.

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