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Days of Prayer & Action
Now is the Time for Peace with Justice: Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia
April 28 & 29, 2013
"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow" Isaiah 1:17
“We know that one of the strongest tools that Christians have is prayer. But prayer must be accompanied by action. The people must lead their government to sow justice and harvest peace.” - Ricardo Esquivia
Join hundreds of congregations in the United States and Colombia to pray and take action for peace in Colombia.
April 28 is the Day of Prayer where congregations will join in worship with Colombian brothers and sisters who endure great suffering and yet respond in faith and sow seeds of peace.
April 29 is the Day of Action to witness and call for U.S. policy to promote peace and justice in Colombia.
Colombia: Colombia is a beautiful country, rich in culture, natural resources, bio-diversity and history. It is also a country devastated by a 40-year internal war which claims an average of 3,000 lives a year. Colombia faces one the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere; over 5 million people have been forced to flee from their homes.
United States: The United States has supported the Colombian government by giving aid. Since 2000, the United States has provided over $6 billion; most of this has been in the form of military and police support to ostensibly eradicate the flow of cocaine and to fight terrorists. This policy of aid to Colombia, termed “Plan Colombia,” has exacerbated the war while proving ineffective in curbing the drug trade.