Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia
May 22 & 23, 2016
Building Peace from the Ground Up – Construyendo La Paz desde las Comunidades
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The annual Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia (DOPA) is an annual even celebrated in communities and congregations across Colombia and the U.S. This year, there is real hope that a Peace Accord will be signed, ending more than five decades of fighting between the government and the FARC guerrillas.
As “Plan Colombia” moves to “Peace Colombia” advocates in the U.S. must call for the U.S. to end militarized aid, and full investment in Colombia’s peace.
This year’s theme, “Building Peace from the Ground Up” acknowledges the role grassroots peacebuilding has had in tilling the soil for the peace agreement, and the critical role it will play in nurturing a peace that will be sustained in Colombia. Across our two nations we will plant ‘seeds of peace’ together, committing ourselves to renewed work and policies needed for a just peace in Colombia to grow.
For there shall be a sowing of peace; the vine shall yield its fruit, the ground shall give its produce, and the skies shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. ~Zechariah 8:11