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Friday, February 4, 2011

Juarez Fast: Heartening Solidarity (Photos from Juarez)

The fast organized by the community of Juarez (and solidarity actions around the world) were a wonderful success this past weekend.  Friends of MPT in Juarez shared these photos of the event.

Participants in the fast 'vigil' stayed out all night in Juarez, braving the after-dark dangers of the city together, and very cold weather (especially cold for Mexico).  Friends report that the turn out was very satisfying.

Best of all, participants say the event brought real hope to those in the city.  Both the local turnout, and the solidarity actions by those around the world gave people a feeling that not only do people near and far know and care about the conflict in and violence in the city, but there could be real change in the future.

Thanks for reading, and thank you to the MPT members and friends who participated in the Solidarity Fast this past weekend (January 29/30, 2011).  

Composed from eye-witness participation reports by MPT Friends 
by Nicole Rohrkemper.
International Peace Teams Coordinator
Michigan Peace Team


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