TITLE

An 'accompanier' sees the realities of life in Colombia

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Network News;Spring2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's experiences that he had while on a peace mission in Colombia. The author is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The author returned to the U.S. a few weeks ago after spending 5 weeks in Colombia as part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.) effort to provide North American Christians to accompany sisters and brothers in Colombia whose lives are threatened because of their work for peace and human rights. In the article, the author offers a moving report of the realities he experienced in Colombia.
ACCESSION #
17324239

 

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