Invite International Peacemaker, the Rev. Diego Higuita-Arango of Colombia to visit your presbytery, synod, seminary or college. He is available from September 26 through October 20. Diego has recently been elected as the executive secretary of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC).
by Sarah Henken, PPF Colombia Accompaniment Coordinator
On March 6, 2008 I was privileged to participate along with a number of other PPFers in a demonstration in Washington DC that remembered the victims of the violence in Colombia—the many thousands who have lost their lives, those who have been disappeared, as well as the millions who have been forcibly displaced from their lands and those who continue to face harassment, persecution, and assassination for their insistence in standing up for human rights.
Last year, at the first Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, I was one of the 222 who were arrested in front of the White House. We had moved through snow throughout the day and struggled in the bitter cold late in the evening until we were arrested.