Peacemaking in Colombia: Event at Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

Building Sustainable Communities of Peace in Colombia
A Conversation and Brown Bag Lunch with
The Rev. Adelaida Jiménez Cortes and The Rev. Gloria Ulloa
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Noon – 1:00 PM
Church Center for the United Nations
777 UN Plaza (corner of 44th and 1st)
Hardin Room – 11th Floor

The Rev. Adelaida Jiménez Cortes and the Rev. Gloria Ulloa will speak about the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia’s ministry accompanying their displaced sisters and brothers and building sustainable communities of peace in Colombia. More than fifty years of violence has led to the displacement of over five million Colombians. Inspired by the nonviolent Jesus, the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia has chosen to stand with their sisters and brothers in faithful, creative, and sometimes risk-filled ways. Presbyterians from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have chosen to stand with our Colombian partners Adelaida and Gloria are leaders in the church and this ministry of accompaniment.
Gloria is the chaplain at the Colegio Americano in Barranquilla, Colombia, She has extensive experience in religious education, pastoral and public administration, women’s rights, conflict resolution, and community organizing. She has been honored in Colombia for her work in the church and by governmental officials for her ongoing dedication to women’s rights.
Adelaida works with the Reformed University (in Barranquilla) as Director of the Theology Program and coordinates the group of investigations (REMEFES—Recuperation of the Historical Memory with Faith and Hope).  This investigation is recovering the collective memories of displaced persons who are settled in the farm of “el More” in the town of Piojo, Colombia and learning how these communities have been able to build hope and faith in the midst of armed conflict. 
Come, meet and be inspired by these disciples of Jesus.
This presentation and brown bag lunch is arranged by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the Council on Witness to Society and the World of the Presbytery of New York City, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Contact (212)-697-4568 for more information.

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