Human Rights, Justice, and Peace in Colombia

Sonia Hsiung writes about the conflict in Colombia in the latest Third Way Cafe.

Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the hemisphere, far exceeding the amounts given in social and economic assistance. Yet not only has military aid proved ineffective in curbing the drug trade, it has exacerbated the violence, adding fuel to the flame.

Against this backdrop of systemic violence and injustice perpetrated internally by armed actors and externally by U.S. military assistance and transnational corporations, many Colombian churches have taken up, at great cost and personal risk, the kind of fast that God has called for: “to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke” (Isaiah 58:6).

Read the entire article here.

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