Colombia

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“The panel of experts has chosen to honor Sembrandopaz for its commitment and dedication to an inclusive, holistic and just peace, bringing the voices of youth to the forefront.”

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Charissa Zehr shares her thoughts on supporting the peace processes in Colombia: We stand with partner organizations and churches in Colombia who want to see an end to the violence in their communities and an end to damaging policies in the “war on drugs” that address only symptoms, not root causes. We support our Colombian…

Read more Above and beyond peace accords

Today the leaders of MCC, Mennonite Church USA, the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the Brethren in Christ joined 46 other faith leaders in calling on President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to help encourage and support the ongoing Colombian peace process. We call on you to speak out in favor of the rights of all…

Read more Anabaptist leaders call for supporting Colombian peace process

The Research and Advocacy program of JUSTAPAZ [the Christian Center for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Action] and CEDECOL [the Peace Commission of the Evangelical Council of Colombia] have just released the eighth edition of A Prophetic Call, an annual report that documents human rights violations against Protestant and evangelical church members, leaders and pastors in…

Read more Colombia – Release of Newest Prophetic Call Report

On October 24th, 2013, Representatives James McGovern and Frank Wolf co-chaired a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Colombia. The hearing focused on several topics, including the issues of labor rights and victims’ rights in the context of the on-going peace process happening in Colombia. Several expert panelists spoke on these topics and discussed…

Read more Human Rights Commission Hearing on Colombia