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Statement by Mennonite Church USA leadership in support of Colombian GM workers

“Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his subjects work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.” Jeremiah 22:13    

In the tradition of the Hebrew prophets, Jesus too speaks for justice and stands with those who are suffering. That is why I will be fasting in solidarity with the injured Colombian GM workers on September 17th, the two week anniversary of their hunger strike. I pray for the safety of the workers and that GM enters into direct negotiations with them so that together they can reach a just and fair solution.

Andre Gingerich Stoner,
Director of Holistic Witness and Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA

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