Building Peace from the Ground Up/Construyendo La Paz Desde Las Comunidades | May 22-23, 2016
A place of diverse peoples, cultures and ecology, Colombia is tragically also home to the longest - running internal armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere.
May 22-23 are days of solidarity and prayer with brothers and sisters in Colombia. Peace talks between the government and Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, have been moving forward. But the peace accords have not been signed yet. As threats increase to human rights defenders and advocates for just resolution of conflicts over land, there is still much work to be done. We want to lift up those who are working for peace today and for the peace accords of tomorrow.
Ways to Engage
Join hundreds of congregations in the United States and Colombia to pray and take action for peace in Colombia. Download the Colombia Days of Prayer and Action Resources:
- DOPA Resource Packet 2016
- Recursos de DOPA en Español
- Colombia is at a crossroads – will you help lend support to the peace process? Take action: http://p2a.co/TZvT7dB
Questions? Contact Rev. Michael Neuroth.
Learn More about the Colombia Days of Prayer and Action
Learn more about Colombia
- UCC Resolutions on Colombia
- Blog by UCC missionary in Colombia
- LatinAmerican Working Group
- Witness forPeace, Colombia
- Mennonite Central Committee, Washington DC
- Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
“When I visited Colombia last year, I realized how beautiful this country is. Colombia is rich in culture and natural resources. I admired the work of local churches and community leaders who find ways to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by decades of armed conflict… In accordance to our 24th General Synod, we call our churches to support the humanitarian and peace work of our Colombian brothers and sisters. Days of Prayer and Action is a great way to get involved. Engage your faith community in this important event for peace in Colombia”. ~Mike Neuroth~
“Every year we gather and work in our local churches to raise awareness of the impact of the U.S foreign policy towards Colombia. Days of Prayer and Action has united our spirit for one cause and strengthen our relationships with the people of Colombia, to whom we know and care for”. ~Barbara Gerlach~