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Colombia Accompaniment Report: Finding Hope in Colombia

Nancy and Ted Collins write about the signs of hope they have seen during their accompaniment work in Barranquilla, Colombia with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

Covert CIA Operations in Colombia Officially Brought to Light…and Why It Matters to People of Faith

Colombia and our military involvement there is a jumping off point for many of the larger concerns that occupy our thoughts these days. Our partnership through the Accompaniment Program in Colombia has brought us face-to-face with communities and people with whom we have sacred relationships. As leaders in our faith-communities who might fall or have already fallen into the trap of weariness or tiredness with the ever-constant, seemingly impossible to work against drumbeat of war-making we must pick ourselves up to re-engage.

Presbyterians Participate in Vigil to Close the SOA

For the 17th straight year, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship participated in the November rally and vigil at the gates of Fort Benning to call for closing the School of Americas/WHINSEC. The weekend was filled with vibrant witness as the gathering of thousands participated in both traditional and creative new actions.

Honduras: Observing a Stolen Election?

I found myself – along with 2012 Colombia accompanier Vimary Couvertier-Cruz – representing PPF as part of the largest group of election observers in Honduras: 166 of us, gathered up by the Honduras Solidarity Network. We were in for a Colombia “déjà vu.”

PPF Celebrates 100th Accompanier

Colombia Accompaniment, anyone? Our Summer accompaniers had an eventful time – present during teak-planting work in Urabá (that’s accompanier Ben Snipes at the front of the dugout,) and during national strikes and some very worrying human-rights issues.

Close the SOA! Vigil Weekend November 22-24

Join the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the annual vigil in Columbus, Georgia to close the School of Americas/WHINSEC. Thousands will gather at the gates of Fort Benning, with speakers, music, street theater, workshops and networking with people from across the Americas. We come together where the killers are trained to demand an end to US militarization and to impunity.

Announcing the New Colombia Accompaniment Coordinator, Jess Hunter-Bowman

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is extremely pleased to announce that Jess Hunter-Bowman of Witness for Peace will be joining our staff effective October 1, 2013 as the new Colombia Accompaniment Coordinator.

PPF is Hiring -- Colombia Accompaniment Coordinator

This is a half-time staff position with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. The Colombia Accompaniment Coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Colombia Accompaniment Program, a joint mission/peacemaking effort of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) with the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC).