The Share Lent campaign for Development and Peace welcomes Father Jesús Alberto Franco from Colombia. Father Franco is the Executive Director of CIJP, a partner of Development and Peace. For 20 years he has defended human rights and supported peasant farmers in resisting the occupation of their lands by paramilitaries who are forcing communities to grow cash crops, and by powerful mining companies trying to take over their land. His work has made him the target of multiple death threats and attacks.
Come hear the story of Father Franco’s work in his fight for justice – will be preaching at the Cathedral at all Masses on March 21st & 22nd.Event date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Location: Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough (entrance off Simcoe St)
6:30 pm join us for a bowl of soup or chili
7:00 pm Presentation and discussion