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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Suffering and Hope in Colombia


We have three more programs before we wrap up PSF for the semester.

  1. April 20--Becca Knight, Suffering and Hope in Colombia
  2. April 27--Dr. Julie Wade, Discovering Your Inner Fish
  3. May 4--Closing Ceremonies with communion.

Here is more on Tuesday's program:
Suffering and Hope in Colombia

Brief Synopsis: Colombia, South America has been in a civil war for over forty years - and most Americans know nothing about this war, or that the US government helps to fund it. Fighting amongst the right-wing paramilitaries, leftist guerrilla groups and the Colombian military often leave innocent civilians, union leaders, indigenous people, pastors and peace workers in the cross fire. There are more internally displaced people in Colombia (about 4 million) than in any other country in the world including Sudan. Come learn why you should care about human rights in Colombia and what you can do to help advocate for a peaceful US policy on Colombia. Becca Knight participated in an emergency peace delegation to Colombia as part of her work with Mennonite Central Committee. She will share powerful stories about suffering and hope in Colombia.
Becca works for Appalachia Service Project and is a member of FPC Elizabethton.

Join us Tuesday at 7 for dinner and the program to follow!

Read more about Becca here!

Find out more about Presbyterian Student Fellowship (PSF) at ETSU here!


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