Colombia

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Monday, September 26 was a landmark day for Colombians as they witnessed the signing of a peace accord between the government and the FARC guerrillas. The ongoing conflict has spanned more than five decades. The MCC Washington Office helped coordinate a time of prayer and music on Monday to celebrate the important moment, but also…

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Last week, President Santos of Colombia visited Washington for high-level meetings with the Obama Administration. Most notably he was in town to “celebrate” the wonders of Plan Colombia that the U.S. heavily funded for 15 years with bi-partisan support. But many organizations that have worked in Colombia with local partners for years, before and during the…

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In solidarity with the Colombian Mennonite Church, Mennonite Central Committee organizes an annual ecumenical campaign of prayer and advocacy. “Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia” has been a clarion call to pray for those caught in a conflict that tears apart the social fabric of Colombia while encouraging people to take action, recognizing the…

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