Stand with Justapaz

Ask your congregation to sign a letter in support of Justapaz, a ministry of the Mennonite Church of Colombia and a long-term partner of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

Background: On July 14, Justapaz was named in a death threat by an armed group in Colombia,

A novena is a Colombian Christmas tradition. Every night during the nine days before Christmas, family and friends gather to sing and pray together. (MCC photo/Anna Vogt)

part of a troubling increase in death threats and assassinations in recent months in Colombia. Justapaz is asking congregations throughout the U.S. and elsewhere to sign a letter of support. This is an important way to be in solidarity with Justapaz and others in Colombia working for peace and justice.

Background from Justapaz | A call for hope and continued peacebuilding from Colombia

Faith reflection: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)


  1. Ask your congregation to sign the letter of support by sending an email to or (Only congregations and organizations can sign, not individuals.)
  2. Share this request with others.

Action alert created July 24, 2018, by Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, Director.

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