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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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Frustration and hope

frustrazione, n.f. Frustration, defeat. My eyes fell on this entry, just above the line of gun fire dividing the Italian-English dictionary in half. It was on display at the Museum of the Martyrs at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, one of the books … Continue reading

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Praying with Venezuela

“We call on our fellow citizens to avoid sinking into an absurd fratricidal confrontation that benefits no one.” Central Presbytery (of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela) issued these stark words this week in a letter to their compatriots. Venezuela has … Continue reading

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News Round-up

Here are a few highlights of news and analysis from this part of the world: Venezuela President Hugo Chávez’s health continues to raise uncertainty and speculation, as he remains in delicate condition in Cuba following a December 10th surgery. CNN outlines the … Continue reading

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Election season

Unless you live in a quiet haven free of media (in which case you probably can’t read this!) you are undoubtedly aware of the upcoming U.S. election. You may not know, however, that one month from today our brothers and … Continue reading

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