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Colombia Accompaniment Report: Challenged Lives Sustained by Faith

We arrived in Uraba at the beginning of April and spent 5 days in Carepa during the past week. Carepa is a small town a short distance south of the area’s key town of Apartado. We visited the Iglesia Presbiteriana de La Samaritana and stayed at the home of the pastor and his family. This is a congregation that is deeply steeped in its faith.

Georgia Peace and Justice Walk

Saturday, April 26, 2014 to Saturday, May 3, 2014

The 120-mile "Right to Peace” walk will culminate with a rally at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.

La Alemania: A Positive Note

In conversations with various groups of people throughout the Finca including the military, we understand that the “bad guys”, who are still in the area, are not presently causing problems. People reported to us that they suffer from the effects of past violence, but that conditions are getting better.

Colombia Accompaniment Report: Courage and Faith in the Face Pressure

After Jim and Paul arrived in Barranquilla and had the opportunity to experience the last few days of Carnival, we visited several churches in the city before spending a number of days in a community of displaced persons. This community is under pressure from multi-national corporations who want to develop the land on which they have lived for many years.

Colombia Accompaniment Report: The Legacy of Violence--and New Life--in La Alemania

Received February 24, 2014 from Barranquilla-based February accompaniers Nancy and Ted Collins. Nancy and Ted recently returned to the United States, having finished their term of service on February 28.

Colombia Accompaniment Report: The Church in Northern Colombia

We attended a small rural church our first Sunday in Colombia. While waiting for the service to begin, I noticed a poster made of small squares on which members had written their dreams for the New Year. Love, peace, and kindness were some of the thoughts expressed on this quilt of dreams.

Letter: "Colombia and the U.S. Must Prioritize Protection of Afro-Colombians"

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has joined dozens of other organizations in signing on to a letter from the Washington Office on Latin America calling for the protection of Afro-Colombians

SOA Watch Spring Days of Action

Sunday, March 30, 2014 to Thursday, April 3, 2014

Location: Washington, D.C.

Full information at http://www.soaw.org/take-action/april

 

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