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Pastors for Peace

Plowshare hosts Pastors for Peace every summer when they come through this area.  In 2017 we will host them during the spring and the summer.  Stay tuned for further information!

Since l992 International Foundation for Community Organizing/Pastors for Peace has organized Friendshipment caravans to Cuba. With each Friendshipment caravan, and each successive effort we make to resist the US economic blockade of Cuba, the US government has been compelled to back down, to relent, to soften its enforcement of the blockade. The proof that our efforts have worked lies in recent changes announced by the Obama Administration to move toward normalizing relations with Cuba. We welcome this first step toward the reversal of a blockade policy that has caused decades of pain and suffering for the Cuban people. But We know that our work continues.

As Reverend Lucius Walker, the founder of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, has said, “We act not just in defiance of our government, but in obedience to our conscience.”