Tuesday, September 7, 2010

very sad news - Rev. Lucius Walker has passed to the spirit world

From: IFCO / Pastors for Peace

It is with immeasurable sadness that we write to let you know of the passing of our beloved, heroic, prophetic leader 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.

From Janine

I had the great pleasure to meet and work with Lucius during the 2008 and 2009 caravans to Cuba. He is considered a hero there, yet he remained modest - always exemplifying IFCO's philosophy that the work we are doing to challenge injustice is not to be heralded as heroism, but is the merely a natural response, something we all ought to do whenever and wherever we find people in need of our help.

In this photo we were visiting a senior's centre in Havana, a rarity in Cuba where most elders are taken care of by their families. This place was founded by the elder gentlemen to the left of Lucius, to serve those who have no families to care for them, and I got the impression that it would not exist if not for the work of IFCO/Pastors for Peace and their annual caravans breaking the US economic blockade and bringing aid to the people of Cuba.

Rest in peace, Lucius, I hope your next lifetime brings you much love in a world where injustice is simply unimaginable.