Category - Colombia

  • October 6, 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have expressed deep disappointment at the rejection of a landmark peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government in a shock referendum result which saw 50.24 per cent voting against the terms of the deal.

  • September 27, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict.

  • August 25, 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have warmly welcomed the announcement of the final agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group. They also urge the government to ensure implementation of the agreement and dismantle paramilitary groups as a matter or priority, to guarantee lasting peace.

  • December 22, 2015

    Christian Aid has hailed a victims reparations deal between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group as a breakthrough on perhaps the most complex point of the peace talks agenda.

  • November 11, 2015

    Representatives of more than 150 faith-based organisations gathered in Bogota, Colombia on 5 November to discuss their role in the peace process in that country. The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Interior and drew participation from the World Council of Churches

  • January 31, 2015

    Serious death threats to human rights defenders, many of them church leaders, have been made by a paramilitary group in Colombia.

  • November 29, 2013

    A high profile Colombian investigative journalist is in the UK to launch a new report about the systematic use of sexual violence in Colombia’s armed conflict.

  • October 23, 2013

    The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be criticised at its AGM next month by an Indonesian activist.

  • August 10, 2013

    An indigenous community in Northwest Colombia, subjected to aerial-spraying of coca crops, wants the government to respect their rights, land and lives.

  • June 14, 2013

    As Ekklesia has reported recently, FARC and the government are moving ahead with peace talks in Colombia. But many questions remain about the current process, and as this Christian Peacemaker Teams briefing indicates, what lies behind it is a decidedly mixed history. Can the politics of hope overcome a legacy of oppression and despair?