Category Archives: Advocacy

Sí! We commit to peace

Last week I had the privilege of witnessing the Synod Council of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC) express unanimous approval for endorsing the “yes” vote in Colombia’s referendum on the peace accords reached by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of … Continue reading

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The rough road to justice

The toad accuses The DA’s office investigates The hitman assassinates So goes the story of many a human rights defender in Colombia. So goes the story of Alfredo Correa de Andreis. Alfredo was a respected sociologist, a university professor whose research … Continue reading

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Paradise Uprooted

As the sun went down on Wednesday, December 9, I rested in a hammock. A cool breeze to calm the day’s heat. The verdor of trees and plants, sky turning pink and orange beyond. Tiny growls and yips of puppies sparring. A cool cup … Continue reading

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Solidaridad con El Tamarindo

An English language post on this subject will be available soon. La comunidad campesina de El Tamarindo, en la periferia de Barranquilla, enfrenta la amenaza de desalojo despiadado e ilegal por las autoridades locales en el día de mañana, lunes … Continue reading

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#fastfortheclimate

Today, January 9, 2015, I am “fasting for the climate.” This ongoing fast seeks to send a message to governments that people from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe, expect climate action. Already, millions of people have … Continue reading

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Incertidumbre en El Tamarindo

To read in English: Uncertainty for El Tamarindo Vimos los carros de la policía al llegar. Rodearon el Caterpillar, todo listo para la diligencia de desalojo de las humildes casas y campos sembrados del predio Natacha en El Tamarindo.

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Uncertainty for El Tamarindo

Leer en español: Incertidumbre en El Tamarindo We saw the police cars as we arrived. They were gathered around the bulldozer, preparing to enforce the eviction of humble farmers in the Natacha sector of El Tamarindo. El Tamarindo is a … Continue reading

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