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Pastors for Peace Caravan - Providence

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pastors for Peace Caravan

pastors for peace buses

The colorful buses carrying humanitarian aid for the Cuban people

By traveling to Cuba with humanitarian aid without a U.S. government license, Pastors for Peace challenges the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba as well as the blockade on the minds of the American People about the achievements of the Cuban people and the Cuban Revolution.  This is the 22nd annual caravan.  Multiples buses leave the northern US and make their way to Mexico. 

Visit with people taking part in the caravan and celebrate the legacy of Pastors for Peace founder, the Rev. Lucius Walker, with music, food, speakers, discussion and literature. 

Nargis Cyclone orphans get a new lease on life

Today, 80 Nargis orphans are gathered at a monastery for their monthly get-together.  The children are learning to play a game called “Chickens and Eagles”.  Young volunteers divide the children into groups of three and tell them to pretend to be “chickens”.  Each time they hear, “Eagles are coming,” the little “chicks” quickly run into the arms of their "parents".  Those who do not run back in time will be caught by the “eagles”.

FHRP Newsletter for July

The Friends Humantirian Response Program has published its e-newsletter for July!  Our newsletter covers FHRP's recent and upcoming activities, highlights the important work of volunteers, and keeps you in the loop with news about FHRP's mission of humanitarian aid.

In this issue:

Cyclone Nargis orphans

Orphans, who lost their parents to Cyclone Nargis, enjoy a game of "chickens and eagles".

Nargis Cyclone relief

AFSC distributed aid through faith-based groups in Myanmar (Burma) after Cyclone Nargis .


AFSC and student volunteers make kits at the Red Cross.

U.S. Must Respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia

Aid Agencies Appeal to President Obama:

Mon, 20 April 2009

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