If the rocks could speak.

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Reflections on the Seed delegation to Magdelena Medio

 

IMG_4736-edit“From this land we will not leave, here we will remain

and here we must face this struggle so that we may remain.”

Song from Las Pavas, singer and author Etni Torres

 

 

If these rocks could speak, they would tell us of men and women fleeing to save their lives.

If these rocks could speak, they would tell us how the mountains converted into fields of blood.

If these rocks could speak, they would tell us how they placed land mines in the womb of the earth that mutilated and assassinated many children, men and women.

piedra - editIf these rocks could speak, they would tell us the forgotten names of those who resisted and gave their lives for the community.

But these rocks are silent, there are no tears, nor heart in them, they are the mute witnesses of the sufferings of my people.

And so the singers arose.  I wonder if in their “do re mi fa so la ti do” you can feel their cry:

Song of Las Pavas:

The singers sang and may their song be heard because their history is the history of how my people bled, for the greed and thirst of power that some who with no respect for life have displaced, assassinated, mutilated and imposed economic models of death, but if they and us remain silent amidst the injustice and war, then as the great teacher said, “I assure you that if they remain silent, the rocks will cry out.”  Luke 19:40

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By: Alejandra Arboleda

Translated by: Kelly Lempa


At this moment Seed Colombia is accepting applicants. If you are interested in learning more about the program click here, or contact Nate Howard <nathanielhoward@mcc.org> program co-facilitator. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and a cover letter to: <seedprogram@mcc.org>.

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