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Other Nations deserve to live Strong and Free as well

On July 1st Canada celebrated Canada Day. This is the day Canadians celebrate the creation of an independent nation since 1967; the national anthem sings, “The True North strong and free.” Canada is often named by the United Nations as one of the best countries in the world to live in: public healthcare, public education, good … Continue reading

Titles put smiles on their faces

This is a short photo collage showing the happiness the people of Garzal felt the day they received their titles!

64 Titles for Garzal

On wednesday morning, gathered under two large trees, Jhenifer Mojica, INCODER’s Deputy Director of Rural Land (The Colombian Land Institute) returned sixty four titles to members of the community of Garzal. “Your unity has been exemplary to all of us” she said, “Garzal is an emblematic case, one of the sixteen hand picked by President … Continue reading

Against all odds

by Marv Funk, participant of the May-June delegation to Colombia As you walk in 44 C degree (111 C Fahrenheit) heat and 100% humidity, there’s a lot of time to think about where you came from and where you’re going. In this case our Christian Peacemaker Team delegation was heading to Garzal, a small community … Continue reading

Colombia, Women, War, and the Social Movement

Interview with Ana Teresa Lozada, originally published May 2010. by Chris Knestrick Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) had the opportunity to sit down with Ana Teresa Rueda Lozada to do an interview about the reality of womyn in Colombia, particularly the region of Magdalena Medio to understand how the conflict is affecting womyn. Also, CPT wanted … Continue reading

Six things you can do to support CPT Colombia leading up to Christmas

Whether we are ready or not, Christmas is coming in six weeks. Lucky for you we’ve made our wish list early! Give the gift of solidarity this season by supporting CPT and local peacemaking initiatives. There are so many ways you can support us from wherever you are in the world. Here are six quick … Continue reading

God’s Unlikely Table

by Kevin Baker On the last day of our Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation, we had big plans. We wanted to do a public action in response to the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (which is now a done deal). We brainstormed, we strategized, and we agonized over the best time and place and finally, we planned … Continue reading

A Campesino Farmer Initiative in Defense of Human Rights

The Corporation for Humanitarian Action, Coexistence and Peace in the Northeast of Antioquia, CAHUCOPANA, is a campesino organization, whose primary objective is to “struggle and build solutions to the humanitarian crises and the human rights issues plaguing rural communities in the municipalities of Segovia and Remedios, Northeastern, Antioquia. It is a region rich in natural … Continue reading

Peoples’ Forum for Peace in Colombia: Dialogue is the Answer

by Stewart Vriesinga “The fruits of this meeting are exclusive the product of our collective sacrifice and effort and desire to find paths to peace.” –Article 2 of the Manifesto Those most impacted by the conflict in Colombia are seldom heard from and almost never consulted. They are the indigenous, Afro-Colombian and campesinos from rural … Continue reading

From the Center to the Margins

By Paula Miller In the beginning of his Gospel, Mark lays the foundation of Jesus’ mission to show the disciples and us a new way to salvation. At that time the Temple served as the center of Jewish life, the place where the economic transactions and social and religious rituals were suppose to sustain the … Continue reading

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