Reverend Emilie Smith (right)

Reverend Emilie Smith (right)

Speaking on justice in Nelson

Reverend Emilie Smith, an Anglican priest who is well known locally, will speak on Guatemalan justice

Reverend Emilie Smith, an Anglican priest who is well known locally, will speak on Guatemalan justice, healing and human rights on Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church.

Reverend Smith, who founded Peace House at Santa Cruz del Quiche in Guatemala, a Christian and Mayan Prayer House of Healing, will voice her concerns about Canadian mining companies invading traditional community lands in that country, and the work of peace making in the region.

The event is by donation, and sponsored by KAIROS and St. Saviour’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral. Chocolates and handicrafts from Guatemalan women and community co-operatives will be for sale.

Everyone is welcome to attend this special event that.