Pastors for Peace

Date(s) - Thursday, June 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chalice Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and Kitchen


A printable pdf for this event is:  HERE

Friday, JULY 12, 2013 – 7:30

Pastors for Peace


The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists.  Its purpose: to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination.  For over 40 years, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. This work includes education about the realities of the poor in the US and the third world.

Pastors for Peace is a special ministry of the IFCO and was created in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid.  Many thousands of people have participated since its founding in Friendshipment Caravans to Mexico, Central America and Cuba providing this aid through construction brigades and educational delegations.

This year the 24th Friendshipment Caravan will be welcomed in Santiago de Cuba to help rebuild parts of the city devastated by Hurricane Sandy!

Meet Pastors for Peace Representative Joseph Barndt, author of Dismantling Racism, who will discuss U.S. Economic Blockade and Travel Ban and its Impact on the People of Cuba.

More information about Pastors for Peace can be found at:



Joseph Barndt is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City-based Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), and actively involved in Pastors for Peace and its annual Caravan to Cuba.  Joseph is a Lutheran pastor, community organizer, teacher and writer in the field of race relations and racism. He is the co-founder and was for eighteen years director of Crossroads, a Chicago based interfaith ministry that provides training and organizing skills to dismantle systemic and institutionalized racism. In this role, he served as a consultant for a number of years to the Unitarian Universalist Association, helping to develop programs of anti-racism throughout the Association.  Joseph is also presently a core trainer with the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, an anti-racism training and organizing organization based in New Orleans. His two most recent books are Understanding and Dismantling Racism: the Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America, and Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness. He has served as pastor of congregations in Tucson, Arizona; Oakland, California; and The Bronx in New York City. He presently resides in Watsonville, California, where he continues to write and do consultant training and organizing.

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