Category - Colombia

  • January 6, 2009

    In the midst of violent conflict in Colombia, humanitarian zones supported by churches and civic groups are a way of stopping the killing and modelling an alternative.

  • July 17, 2008

    Colombian president Alvaro Uribe admits that a Red Cross symbol was worn by a member of the military mission that freed 15 hostages including Ingrid Betancourt from Farc rebels recently.

  • July 4, 2008

    World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Sam Kobia has expressed "joy" at the liberation of Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages in Colombia - and has called for more humanitarian releases.

  • May 28, 2008

    Ten years on from a terrible act of violence in conflict-torn Colombia, the UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is supporting the victims' families in their quest for justice.

  • February 21, 2008

    In a world where we are used to generalizing, it is inevitable that we will continue to use expressions like “the rich” and “the poor”, says Paul Mukerji. But his time in Colombia led him to question the way this division is formulated.

  • February 4, 2008

    Some international peaceworkers in Colombia have decided not to join a march today against guerilla group FARC. Local human rights activists say it "dangerously oversimplifies" the quest for a just peace.

  • January 17, 2008

    Paul Mukerji, a tour manager from Kent in England, is travelling to Colombia as part of a delegation sponsored by Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), which works to 'get in the way' of violence in zones of conflict around the world.

  • January 16, 2008

    The recent freeing of Clara Rojas and Consuelo González in Colombia has been welcomed by a World Council of Churches' spokesperson as a sign of hope that non-violence and justice is still possible in the troubled country.

  • November 5, 2007

    Joining a peace event in Colombia, a Mennonite pastor has warned that, in a nation torn by conflict and violence, peace cannot be reached by a greater investment in the military - but through the action of citizens to build alternatives.

  • August 31, 2007

    Mennonites and Catholics in conflict-ridden Colombia have discovered common ground in their recent dialogue about peacemaking, part of an international series of meetings to encourage more fruitful contact between the two Christian traditions.