Soul-searching for Colombia

Children carry a traditional "Silleta" that reads "No more violence" during a parade for the Flower Festival on Aug. 1, 2009. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Palmberg, editor for Sojourners, calls on the US to do “soul-searching” on our lack of response to the continued violence in Colombia.

It’s ripped from the headlines: A young person is killed, but the police seem to be casting aspersions on the victim. It outrages us when it happens in Florida, and it should outrage us just as much when it happens further south.

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It is not too late to sign up for Days of Prayer Action for Colombia. Days of Prayer and Action is a great to become involved in advocating for an end to the violence in Colombia. For more information visit our website http://washington.mcc.org/days

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