Spring 2003 Speaking Tour with Community Religious Leaders from Arauca


February 22 - March 27, 2003


The nationwide Speaking Tour of the Colombia Human Rights Network


with funding support from


American Friends Service Committee, Catholic Relief Service, Christian Church and United Church of Christ Global Ministries, Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, Church World Service, Episcopal Church, Franciscan Washington Office on Latin America, Jesuit Refugee Service, Lutheran World Relief, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns


 brings a Protestant lay leader and a Catholic parish priest from Arauca


on a 14 city ecumenical tour


to speak of their work with displaced and marginalized populations, the current situation of the churches in Colombia, and the impact of the recent expansion of U.S. military assistance to the department of Arauca, designated a Zone of Rehabilitation and Consolidation in August 2002 by Colombia's newly installed president Uribe Velez.


Speakers will visit the following cities:


February 22-26 Washington, DC

February 26 Baltimore

February 26-27 Philadelphia

Feb 27 - Mar 3 New York City

March 4 - 5 New Haven

March 5 - 9 Boston

March 9 - 11 Cleveland

March 11-13 Indianapolis

March 13-14 Goshen, IN

March 14-18 Chicago

March 18-21 Phoenix/Tempe & Tucson AZ

March 21-25 Los Angeles

March 25-26 San Francisco


To request information about local events contact: colsig@uiowa.edu