21 March 2011
COLOMBIA: Lent, Palm Sunday, Days of Prayer and Action materials available from CPT Colombia
Lenten greetings from CPT Colombia. As we enter this season approaching the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, we want to make sure you are aware of two special opportunities for your faith community in the coming weeks. April 10-11 are Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia, during which congregations in the United States, Canada and Colombia will pray for an end to the Colombian conflict and act for policy changes that better reflect the values of God's kingdom. Worship, advocacy and other resources are available at our website.
For Palm Sunday, April 17, CPT Colombia has prepared a litany, sermon notes and bulletin insert connecting the passion Jesus faced with the one being suffered by the communities that CPT accompanies in Colombia due to the palm oil industry. Please look over these resources located on our webpage and consider talking to the people in your congregation about using them in your Palm Sunday services. They are also available at http://www.cpt.org/palmsunday.
With more than five million displaced people, Colombia is now home to the world's greatest displacement crisis. Every day, Colombian communities and human rights organizations risk their lives for human rights, land rights, and peace in their country. This April let us stand in solidarity with them!