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  • Restitution (2/12/2019) - This blog post is written by Alison Wood from Tucson, Arizona. Alison was part of the #PPFinColombia Delegation in January 2019 and served as an accompanier in Urabá in 2013. This post was originally published on Alison’s personal blog.  Today was my third guitar lesson. My teacher, generous human being that she is, greets me … Read More
  • International Solidarity is a Necessity (1/28/2019) - This post was written by delegate Courtney Hemmelgarn from Kettering, Ohio.  Before I get into this reflection, I want to clarify some vocabulary. Campesinos are farmers. Displaced means moved or removed from property or land, either by force or necessity of war, persecution, safety, or other reason. In the Colegio American (A mission of the … Read More
  • Back to the Promised Land (1/28/2019) - This blog post is written by Alison Wood from Tucson, Arizona. Alison is part of the #PPFinColombia Delegation and served as an accompanier in Urabá in 2013. This post was originally published on Alison’s personal blog.      “You can talk about forced displacement or voluntary displacement, but if you move because your neighbors or … Read More
  • Many Groups, a Shared Dream (1/25/2019) - This post was written by Bennet McConaughy from Seattle, WA, a delegate on the PPF Delegation to Colombia.  One of the disciplines of traveling as a group in a foreign country is to “count heads” before leaving any place. We want to make sure that our group stays together, and that no one is left … Read More
  • It Really Is All About Land: First Days in Colombia (1/23/2019) - This post was written by Courtney Hemmelgarn, delegate from Kettering, Ohio.      Our first night we visited the town of Caracolón, which consists of displaced citizens.  Displaced hardly seems like a harsh enough word for their situation, when in reality, caught between two armed groups, an armed group entered their community, massacred 400 of … Read More
  • Hope for Land Reform, but It Hasn’t Happened Yet (1/23/2019) - The first community that our delegation met with on January 22 was in the region of Urabá, a community called Caracolón. Before going to the community, we met with Edwin Mosquera, a human rights defender in the Lutheran Church, who told us that since the Peace Process began they saw a marked reduction in the … Read More