The fast, sponsored by the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC) and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is set for June 5-12.
“Our partners in Colombia are crystal clear that this trade agreement will mean greater disparity of wealth, greater insecurity across their country and the weakening of the fabric of civil society,” said Rick Ufford-Chase, moderator of the PC(USA)’s 216th General Assembly (2004) and director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.
Participants in the fast hope to persuade President Obama to not send the trade agreement to Congress.
Organizers of the fast will hold a conference call Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m. EDT to answer questions. You can register for the fast or respond to an invitation to the conference call at the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Web site.
The IPC says it is not opposed to equitable trade agreements between countries but claims the U.S.-Colombia FTA would make Colombian farmers too dependent on products and methods that are alien and disruptive to their traditional practices.