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Rally in Washtington, DC

Many U.S. Presbyterians have joined our sisters and brothers from the Presbyterian Church of Colombia to fast as an act of spiritual discipline in response to the threat of a Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Colombia. Hundreds of us have called the White House to ask President Obama to reconsider, and not to send this agreement to the Congress for ratification. Now it is time to act again.

Please consider coming to Washington DC to join us and our partners in the DC area opposing the FTA at a nonviolent witness in front of the White House.

Impact of the FTA with Colombia on Small-scale Farmers and Workers

Stated clerk speaks out against Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Parsons Urges Obama to Address Human Rights Abuses Before Proceeding

The stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is adding his voice to those of Presbyterians in the United States and Colombia opposing the passage of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Letter to Congress: No Colombia FTA

The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to push the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) through Congress before August.

Human rights, labor, environmental, and faith-based organizations and activists around the country are stepping up their efforts to stop this trade agreement. Today, over 400 groups in the U.S. and Colombia—including the PC(USA) and the PPF—sent a letter opposing the FTA to congress. But we need your help in getting the word out.

Click here to send an email to your members of Congress telling them about this powerful letter and asking that they join us in opposing the FTA today!

Take Action to close SOA/WHINSEC

Urge your representative to sign onto the "Dear Colleague" letter to close the SOA/WHINSEC:

Click here to learn more

Protest against Colombia FTA in Chicago

PC(USA) presses Obama on human rights in Colombia

Interfaith Community Seeks Protections as Part of Free Trade Agreement

PC(USA) Office of Public Witness/Presbyterian News Service
by Ginna Irby and Jerry L. Van Marter

Linda Eastwood speaks on opposing the US-Colombia FTA

Rev. Linda Eastwood, Coordinator of the Colombia Accompaniment Program, was interviewed recently by a Colombian radio station concerning the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Click here to listen to the interview (the interview is in both Spanish and English).