Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges channeled his solemn, sermonic style at Stony Point, N.Y., on Saturday at a dinner inaugurating the Anne Barstow and Tom Driver Award for Excellence in Nonviolent Direct Action in Retirement.

The couple — she an author and retired professor of history at State University of New York; he an emeritus professor of theology and culture at Union Theological Seminary and a minister in the United Methodist Church — created the Colombia Accompaniment Program, a volunteer operation aimed at supporting “communities of Colombians who have been displaced by the violence of the forty-year war in their country,” according to the program’s website.

Read more about Barstow and Driver here.


— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly

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