Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Reverend Lucius Walker, Found of Pastors for Peace, Passes Away

The Rev. Lucius Walker, one of the leading figures in the fight for normalized relations with Cuba, is dead.

Walker, 80, of Demarest, N.J., led the Pastors for Peace caravans to Cuba. He was a longtime civil rights activist and founding director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, or
 IFCO. An IFCO announcement said:

It is with immeasurable sadness that we write to let you know of the passing of our beloved, heroic, prophetic leader the Rev. Lucius Walker Jr. this morning. We will write with more information as soon as arrangements are made. Please keep his family and his IFCO family in your prayers.

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