Speaking to a crowd of about 40 in Spanish and English at the Co-op Bookstore on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on Thursday evening October 26, the Reverend Emilie Smith spoke tenderly and clearly about the people who are defending the land in the Chocó Region of Northern Colombia. This is the subject of her new book, Bienaventuradxs - lxs que hacen la pas currently available in Spanish,
Emily is the rector of St.Barnabas, New Westminster and has been extensively involved in justice and peace work in Guatemala and throughout South and Central America. She holds the honour of being the Chair of the Oscar Romero international liberation theology network. This is an international body of people working for justice and peace in their own communities in their Christian commitment.
Emilie also has extensive knowledge of the practices of Canadian mining companies throughout South and Central America and indeed throughout the world.
PHOTOS Margaret Marquardt