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WCC calls for a peaceful resolution of the Colombian conflict

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has requested its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and the cessation of the so called "Plan Colombia".

"The violent conflict in Colombia can be overcome only through dialogue and political negotiations", the WCC executive committee said in a minute approved at the end of its 23-26 February meeting in Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland.

Colombia Accompaniment Training

The next training for Colombia Accompaniers takes place at Stony Point Center, NY.

For details, please contact sarah@presbypeacefellowship.org

Give Now to Help Presbyterian College Students’ Peacemaking Efforts

A group of college students from the PCUSA’s College of Wooster need financial help to attend the national November Vigil to Close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly known as the School of the Americas) in Georgia. Two PCUSA General Assemblies have called for the closing of the school because of its sad history of training officers who have led military coups, death squads, assassination of religious leaders and other human rights abuses. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) has established a fund to assist these college students’ travel and lodging expenses to participate in this peacemaking action.

Pacifist youth gain right to opt out of military in Colombia

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has welcomed the Colombian Supreme Court’s decision to allow Colombians to opt out of obligatory military service because of religious, moral, or philosophical objections.

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Colombian pastor speaks in Wisconsin on peacemaking amid civil war

by Lisa Strandberg

Leaders Oppose Colombia Bases

PPF was among the many signatories from Religious, Human Rights, and Academic organizations who sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, opposing recent negotiations for U.S. military access to seven military bases in Colombia.

Read the Letter (pdf)

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