Regional
12:31 am
Tue February 17, 2009

IFCO Leader to Speak at NMSU

Las Cruces, NM – A nationally-recognized religious leader will speak at New Mexico State University this weekend.

The Rev. Lucius Walker, the executive director of IFCO the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization .will speak at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at NMSU's Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The IFCO .is the only ecumenical foundation committed exclusively to the support of community organizing.

On Saturday ..Walker will speak about the legacy of faith in terms of
Black American history.

Through IFCO, Walker has used his leadership to serve and empower those who suffer human rights violations. The organization has supported the fight against colonialism and crimes against humanity in the nations of Africa, provided self-determination for Puerto Rico and aid for Central America.

In 1988, Walker was shot in a terrorist attack on innocent civilians by
Nicaraguan contras as he led an IFCO study delegation. In response to the attack, Walker formed the project Pastors for Peace, which organizes humanitarian aid.