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Lucius Walker, Leader of Pastors for Peace, Dies

7 September 2010

The Reverend Lucius Walker died, this morning, of a massive heart attack in New York at the age of 80, CubaDebate was informed by sources from Pastors for Peace, the organization that he led.

Pastors for Peace, organizing US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravans, has systematically broken the US blockade on Cuba, bringing the island computers, buses, and medicines for the Cuban people.

Lucius, who was born on 3 August 1930, also distinguished himself by being a tireless fighter for the freedom of the five Cuban prisoners held in the United States.

He was one of the founders of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), established in 1967.  From 1973 to 1978, he was Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the United States.

Since 1992, he and IFCO/Pastors for Peace have endeavored to put an end to the immoral and unjust US economic blockade against Cuba, providing humanitarian aid to the Cuban people through Friendshipment Caravans and construction brigades.

The message sent by Pastors for Peace to us says the following:

“It is with immeasurable sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved leader Rev. Lucius Walker Jr. this morning.  We will send you more information as soon as arrangements are made.”

Lucius Walker and Fidel Castro, August 2009
Lucius Walker and Fidel Castro, August 2009
Fidel salutes Lucius Walker, 26 July 2010
Fidel salutes Lucius Walker,
26 July 2010
Fidel salutes Lucius Walker, 26 July 2010
Fidel salutes Lucius Walker,
26 July 2010

Pastors for Peace

The original article “Murió Lucius Walker, líder de Pastores por la Paz” was published by CubaDebate on 7 September 2010.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).




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