Whereas, a new wave of violence has recently broken out in Colombia, resulting in the death and injury of evangelical believers, including the assistant pastor of an evangelical congregation who was shot to death at the close of an evening service, and

Whereas, the persecution of the evangelical minority in Colombia has not yet aroused the concern of the Catholic hierarchy, either in Colombia or in the United States,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the National Association of Evangelicals reaffirm its concern for the welfare and the liberty of Protestant Christian believers in Colombia, and express its hope that the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Catholic church will adopt policies growing out of genuine concern for the welfare, safety and liberty of all people, including sincere evangelical believers. In addition, we urge the government of the United States of America to cease its financial assistance and grants to the government of Colombia until such intolerable conditions are corrected.