Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Will Arrive in Texas This Weekend
- Submitted by: manso
- 07 / 15 / 2011
2011.07.14 - 11:50:36 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. HAVANA, Cuba.- More than 100 members of the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba will meet in Texas, the United States, this coming weekend after visiting over 130 U.S. and Canadian cities gathering humanitarian materials for the Caribbean nation.
“Without requesting any license from the Government of the United States, and collectively challenging the blockade and travel restrictions, we will travel from Texas to Cuba through Mexico,” announced Pastors for Peace on its webpage.
Until July 19, the caravanistas will carry out several activities in the cities of Dallas, Corpus Christi. El Paso, Amarillo and Houston, where they will gather construction tools and materials, educational supplies, medicines, and medical supplies, and they will participate in talks on the consequences of Washington’s almost 50-year-old blockade against Cuba.
The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan is a project of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) with thousands of supporters in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Pastors for Peace has previously used fasts, hunger strikes and peaceful non-violent mass mobilizations to successfully challenge U.S. government attempts to confiscate vehicles and humanitarian aid bound for Cuba.
Religious and community groups are housing the travelers as they cross over into Mexico to ship the humanitarian supplies and from there fly into Cuba.
The members of the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba hope to arrive in Cuba on July 22 and to stay in the Caribbean nation until July 30.
This year, the group also pays tribute to late Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr., the founding director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, who was the leader of the caravans for 20 years and who died in September 2010. (ACN)