Colombia

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In solidarity with the Colombian Mennonite Church, Mennonite Central Committee organizes an annual ecumenical campaign of prayer and advocacy. “Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia” has been a clarion call to pray for those caught in a conflict that tears apart the social fabric of Colombia while encouraging people to take action, recognizing the…

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By SunJu Lee Recently I had the privilege of meeting a group of women from Colombia who work with conscientious objectors in their country. The organization, Justapaz, works with the Mennonite Church of Colombia from an Anabaptist perspective, alongside other churches and social organizations. They support young men at different stages of the conscientious objection…

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MCC honduras lifts up Colombia at service in Teguc mennonite church

By Charissa Zehr As a bilingual person aspiring to be trilingual, living with a bilingual spouse, I spend a lot of time thinking about language construction and the flawed way we interpret one language into another. Words fail to describe certain feelings; idiomatic expressions refuse to be confined by Google Translate and the sentiment falls…

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This article was originally published on Third Way Cafe. In 2000, the Clinton administration enacted Plan Colombia, the $1.3 billion aid package to help Colombia in efforts to reduce drug production. Profits from the drug trade have fueled various actors in Colombia’s ongoing guerilla warfare, which began in 1964. In the first ten years of…

Read more Promoting sustainable peace for Colombia–a reorienting strategy

MCC honduras lifts up Colombia at service in Teguc mennonite church

Edder Mecón is an MCC service worker from Colombia serving in Honduras. He shares a reflection on the Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia that he participated in with a Mennonite congregation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Being part of Mennonite Central Committee motivates me to participate in the opportunities and activities developed by the wider,…

Read more A reflection on solidarity