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Pentagon Building Bases in Central America and Colombia

Despite Constitutional Court Striking Down Base Agreement

The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s article on the expansion of US military presence in Colombia gives an important view into how the US military’s reach in Colombia continues to adapt to potential roadblocks to the US/Colombia Base Agreement of 2009—so that military intervention is not lessened or weakened. It is also important to note that military aid to Colombia does not just “benefit” military expansion in Colombia, but has regional and worldwide implications, that stretch beyond Colombia even to the Afghanistan War.

National Days of Action for Colombia

Be a voice for peace and justice in Colombia by joining thousands of activists, students and people of faith for the 6th Annual National Days of Action for Colombia.

With nearly five million people forced off their land, Colombia is home to the Western Hemisphere's greatest displacement crisis. More and more people are driven from their homes every day.

Congress on Urban Ministry: Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence

http://www.congressonurbanministry.org/

The 2011 Congress will EQUIP you to:

  • FIGHT the systems that create poverty
  • CONFRONT violence with the GOSPEL

Colombia Accompaniment Training

Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

This training is full

CPT Delegation to Colombia

Join a delegation to Colombia with our partners, Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Delegations to Colombia
DATES: March 3-16, May 19-June 2, July 14-27, September 22-October 5, 2011; *national delegation (for Colombians) April 16-23, 2011.

Colombia Mission Network Meeting in Colombia

A special International meeting of the Colombia Mission Network of the IPC and PC(USA) in Colombia. Registration deadline is January 25, 2011.

please email Tom Milligan at tom@westernohiocutstone.com

Federal Judge sentences SOA Watch activists to six months in prison

Two more activists, Nancy Smith and Chris Spicer, were given maximum sentences by a Federal Judge for trespassing onto the grounds of Fort Benning, home of WHINSEC, during the SOA protest last November.

The following announcement is from SOA Watch:

Once again, the justice system's complicity with the abuses taught at the School of the Americas was exposed yesterday at the trial of anti-militarization activists Nancy Smith and Chris Spicer. Nancy, from New York, changed her plea to no contest and was immediately sentenced to 6 months in prison by Magistrate Judge Stephen Hyles. In the SOA Watch tradition of using the court to put a spotlight on the SOA/WHINSEC, Nancy affirmed that she “felt a strong moral imperative” to carry out her nonviolent act of civil disobedience “on behalf of those who have suffered so terribly”.

Relief for Flood Victims in Colombia

Can you help our partners in Colombia?

We know that in this season you are receiving many requests for help and giving. After careful consideration the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is asking for an additional emergency gift. For the last six years we have had a strong and prophetic partnership of Accompaniment with our sisters and brothers of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia. Over the last few months, Colombia has experienced the worst rainy season on record—which has left over 2 million inhabitants of this country homeless and destitute. Infrastructure is heavily damaged and non-existent in some places. It is impossible to overstate how devastating this flooding has been and the challenges it presents in a country already so deeply conflicted.

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