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A Paramilitary Death Threat Against the Church
Janna Hunter-Bowman’s commentary in the April 2010 issue of Sojourners, They’re Bac
A Prophetic Call in the Midst of Political Corruption (Colombia's Churches Cry Out, Part 2)
Colombia's Churches Cry Out for Accompaniment
"If [state officials and the paramilitary groups] knew what we were telling you, we would be riddled with bullets as soon as we walked out that door."
Dear Hacker: Letters to the Man Who Hijacked My E-mail Account
Justice for Victims of Colombia's Military
The Solidarity of Motherhood
A Pastor's Brother Killed in the Colombian Army's Grotesque Fraud
If no one speaks out, the violence is going to continue. Someone has to give voice to what is hidden.
A Colombian Peacemaker's 'Option for Civil Resistance'
We are deeply concerned.
Who's Winning in Colombia's Conflict?
What have you heard about the paramilitary leaders extradited to the U.S. on drug trafficking charges? As formally demobilized paramilitary, they were being processed under what is known as the "justice and peace law" and were in the midst of hearings. Their confessions of macabre acts, partial at best, evolved to include naming ties with the Colombian government and international corporations. [...]
Good News from Colombia: Rescue of FARC Hostages
Its been months since I´ve written anything about the current events in Colombia. But I can't let "the hug the country has been waiting for" slip by without comment.
My infant daughter Amara and I were at the deli counter when the news broke. A current ran through the grocery store causing eruptions of joy. Ingrid Betancourt, former Presidential candidate, the three U.S. contractors and 11 others kidnapped by the FARC guerrilla group were freed this afternoon.
Todo Cambia (Everything Changes)
My Pregnancy and Hope Amid Colombia's Chaos
You've heard about, or maybe experienced first hand, the change in pregnant women's thoughts. This was true for me, but I wasn't able to talk about it for months. This is my story as I moved into the stream of mothers who carry children amidst turmoil and a future of total uncertainty.
Spark of life, you entered from the undercurrent of love and longing, deeper than fear or confusion. You answered our call to the [...]
Break-In Threatens Christians
Just before 3 a.m. on June 14, intruders forcibly entered Justapaz, the justice and peace office of the Colombian Mennonite Church in Bogotá. The burglars took two desktop computers.