Pray for the Peace Process in Colombia this Sunday 11/20

After over fifty-two years of fighting and four years of negotiating, the Colombian Government and the FARC rebels signed a peace accord on September 26 of this year. They asked the Colombian people to approve the peace accord through a plebiscite on October 2nd. After more than 12 million votes were counted, just over 50% … More Pray for the Peace Process in Colombia this Sunday 11/20

Understanding Colombia’s Vote Against the Peace Accords and What Lies Ahead: Especially for churches working for peace

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, …” These opening lines from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, could also apply to a tale of two … More Understanding Colombia’s Vote Against the Peace Accords and What Lies Ahead: Especially for churches working for peace

El Comité de Relacionamiento con Colombia de la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) y la Iglesia Unida de Cristo Celebra la Firma del Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia

El pasado 24 de agosto, el Gobierno colombiano y la guerrilla de las FARC anunciaron en La Habana, Cuba que habían llegado a un acuerdo final que pondría fin a 52 años de guerra. El 29 de agosto se silenciaron los fusiles de las partes al entrar en un cese bilateral del fuego y de … More El Comité de Relacionamiento con Colombia de la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) y la Iglesia Unida de Cristo Celebra la Firma del Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia

The Colombia Partnership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ Celebrates Colombia´s Peace Accord

  On August 24, the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced in Havana, Cuba that they had reached a final peace agreement that would end 52 years of fighting. On August 29, guns were silenced as both sides entered into the final bilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. And today, … More The Colombia Partnership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ Celebrates Colombia´s Peace Accord

2014 Colombia Religious Freedom and Armed Conflict Report

2014 Colombia Religious Freedom and Armed Conflict ReportJustapaz and the Evangelical Council of Colombia Peace CommissionHistorical Memory and Political Advocacy Program Currently several issues limit the full practice of religious freedom for Protestant churches in Colombia. Colombia´s internal armed conflict has played a role in these challenges and the following issues should be considered within … More 2014 Colombia Religious Freedom and Armed Conflict Report

Land of Egrets, Guava Trees and Big Hair!

Juanita and Paola speaking with El Garzal community leaders This past Saturday, July 19, I traveled out to the Magdalena Medio region with two colleagues from Justapaz, Jenny and Angélica. We were looking forward to meeting again with the community of El Garzal and strategizing with them about how to best support their ongoing struggle for their … More Land of Egrets, Guava Trees and Big Hair!