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To Venezuela, with love

On my way home after my last visit to Venezuela in May 2017, I wrote some words of poetry and prayer that I’ve translated below from the original Spanish. In the face of so much turmoil, political polarization, and increasingly violent protests, easy answers do not suffice. I don’t have the solution to Venezuela’s struggles. I simply offer my heart, my prayers, and my commitment to continue seeking truth, hope, and the paths of peace in the midst of this and every situation.  Continue reading

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Te quiero, Venezuela

Escribí estas palabras en el camino de vuelta a casa luego de mi última visita a Venezuela en mayo 2017. En un día como hoy, las respuestas fáciles no bastan. No tengo la solución para los problemas de Venezuela. Simplemente ofrezco mi corazón, mis oraciones, y mi compromiso de seguir buscando la verdad, la esperanza, y el camino de la paz en medio de cada situación.  Continue reading

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Bewildered hope

“…and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” (Romans 5:5). On Sunday I went to church in Bogotá, where we prayed for peace … Continue reading

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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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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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Angels in El Tamarindo

Today is Angel Gabriel’s birthday. Yesterday, our words shrouded by the uncertainty of whether his home would be destroyed today once again, he told me that his birthday always brings sorrow. Gabriel is a member of ASOTRACAMPO, the association of … Continue reading

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