Justapaz, an MCC partner in Colombia, has released their fifth annual report, A Prophetic Call: Colombian Protestant Churches Document their Suffering and Their Hope.
During this report’s research period, January 1 to December 31, 2009 Justapaz documented 69 cases of violations of human rights and International Humanitarian Law against pastors, church leaders and other members of Protestant and Evangelical churches in Colombia. In these cases 206 were violations against 137 individual victims and 583 were violations against approximately 553 collective victims. The victims come from 21 different Protestant and Evangelical Churches as well as victims accompanied by the Mennonite Church of Colombia . Seventeen of the cases documented were homicides, including three pastors and two church leaders.