TITLE

Five Presbyterian 'accompaniers' being sent to Barranquilla

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Alexa
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Network News;Spring2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that five more Presbyterians have been commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.)'s Colombia Network to accompany Colombian church, union and displaced leaders who are threatened by death squads for their work in human rights. At its May 9-11, 2005 meeting in Chicago, Illinois, the network set eight different goals for its work, some intended to directly assist churches in Colombia, others targeting U.S. corporations for study about reported abusive labor practices. Continuing accompaniments--and stepped-up recruitment--were high on the agenda.
ACCESSION #
17324246

 

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