Colombia

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Landmines planted by FARC claim thousands of lives The five decade-long guerrilla war of Colombia has not only seized the political landscape, but the physical landscape as well. Covering vast territories with landmines became a prominent war strategy in the mid-2000s, mostly employed by the FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group. As a result, landmines…

Read more Caught in the crossfire

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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