From Standing Rock to Colombia: Christian Solidarity, Nonviolence and Accompaniment

Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Latin American and Iberian Institute

801 Yale Blvd NE (campus building #165)


Join us for a presentation with Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, as she speaks about PPF's nonviolent accompaniment work from Standing Rock to Colombia.

The Colombia Presbyterian Church (IPC) has regularly spoken out against the endemic violence in Colombia and has sought a faith-rooted approach to identify holistic, nonviolent alternative ways of life. Leaders in the IPC take risks in their human rights work and their support of the communities of Colombians who have been displaced by the violence of the forty-year war in their country. They have asked members of the church to act as international nonviolent accompaniers in order to provide a measure of safety—international eyes—for their work. In partnership with the IPC, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship trains and deploys short-term nonviolent
accompaniers to Colombia. To date (since 2004) the church has trained over 150 volunteers, over 100 whom have served.

REV. EMILY BREWER is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York (2015) and Maryville College
(2009). Before joining the staff of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Emily participated in PPF by serving on the National Committee, interning at General Assembly, serving as an accompanier in Colombia, attending several demonstrations at the School of the Americas, and traveling with a delegation to Palestine and Israel. Emily became committed to peacemaking during her two years as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer in Guatemala and Nashville.


This event is free and open to the public.


Latin American and Iberian Institute, Mission Networking Committee of the Presbytery of Santa Fe