Seek peace and pursue it: U.S.-Colombia policy (Fall/Winter 2013)

Washington Memo
Fall/Winter 2013

Biblical prophets looked ahead to a day of peace and justice, prophesying a day when nations will abolish war. The prophets also exhorted the people to “seek justice [and] rescue the oppressed…” (Isaiah 1:17).

Colombia has been caught in the midst of an internal armed conflict that has lasted for almost five decades. Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives, countless others have been disappeared, and more than 5 million have been forcibly displaced from their homes.

The good news is that people in the United States can support peace, justice, and human rights in concrete ways. We can stand with our sisters and brothers in Colombia, seeking God’s will for peace in Colombia.

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Taking stock of U.S. policy in Colombia
  3. The frustrations of fumigations

  4. Challenges ahead for a sustainable peace
  5. Communities march for land rights
  6. Worship resources

  7. Facts about Colombia
  8. Policy principles
  9. Resources for learning more and advocating for peace in Colombia

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