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Peace in Colombia--Are We There Yet??

Sunday, June 17, 2018

General Assembly 223 - St. Louis

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Booth in the Exhibit Hall - Booth #119-121

3:00 PM

Colombia Accompaniment Program: World Council of Churches Pilgrimage for Peace Comes to Apartadó to Honor Asesinados

By the grace of God, we were able to join the Pilgrimage of World Council of Churches (WCC) delegates to honor the work of two human rights workers (Mario Castaño and Hernán Bedoya) who were killed in December 2017. We met the families of these men and were able to join them in their grief. Both the PCUSA and PPF condemned these killings so we were standing to witness these statements of condemnation. The purpose of this pilgrimage is to give voice to the people most affected by the struggle for human rights and land rights.

Colombia Accompanier Training

Friday, October 5, 2018 to Monday, October 8, 2018

Borderlinks, Tucson, AZ

 

PPF and PCUSA Condemn Hernán Bedoya Assassination and Call for Action

On Friday, December 8th, community leader Hernán Bedoya from the collective territory of Pedeguita and Mancilla was assassinated. Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and the Presbyterian Church (USA) are very alarmed at the enormous risk and danger that community leaders in Colombia are facing when working for justice and peace implementation in their communities.

Peace Already and Not Yet: How Presbyterians in Colombia are Working to Implement the Peace Accords [Webinar]

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The peace accords with the FARC have been signed and approved. Now what? 

How is the Presbyterian Church of Colombia involved in and supporting implementation of the accords? These are good questions. PCUSA Mission Co-Worker Sarah Henken and others will join us from Colombia to discuss current events, what implementing peace on the ground means, and how the Presbyterian Church is advocating for and working for peace. Join us for this important conversation via free online video webinar at 8:00 PM Eastern.

PPF Trains Accompaniers Still Needed in Colombia

Despite the ongoing Colombian peace process, which has led to demobilization of a guerrilla army, FARC, and to a Nobel Peace Prize for President Juan Manuel Santos, the need for accompaniment in Costa and Urabá presbyteries continues.

Opportunities and Obstacles to Peace in Colombia

Peace signed is not peace realized. That's what our partners in Colombia keep telling us over and over again, and it's what we keep relaying to you over and over again. I heard this message anew when Marta Munoz and Diego Higuita came to visit the U.S. from Colombia in May. Marta and Diego are the Moderator and the General Secretary of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia.

A Return to Colombia: Cheerful Courage

Cathy and DiegoWhy do I plan to return to Colombia as an accompanier with the Colombian Presbyterian Church (IPC)?

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