Dreaming of Peace

“There is nothing, absolutely nothing more important for a country in conflict then the capacity to imagine.  Because it is the imagination– the moral imagination, as John Paul Lederach would say in is eclectic, brilliant book– that opens the space that gives way to change.” Sergio Jaramillo, High Commission for Peace[i] Throughout Colombia we find…

To Already Know Oneself Resurrected

“However, in the face of oppression, plunder and abandonment, our response is LIFE. Neither the floods nor the plagues, nor the famines nor the cataclysms, not even the eternal wars through the centuries and the centuries have been able to reduce the tenacious advantage of life over death” Gabriel García Márquez (Gabo) The Seeders in…

Beautiful, Difficult, and Transformative

“What is most difficult, most important, most necessary, and at any rate must be attempted, is conserving the will to struggle for a different society without falling into the paranoid interpretation of the struggle. What is difficult, but also essential, is to positively value respect and differences, not as a lesser evil and an inevitable…

Walking in Hope

In Colombia, we have learned how to dream in the midst of difficulties, we have learned how to pick ourselves up when we fall. In Colombia, we have people who have been victims of natural disasters, victims of the government, victims of armed groups- those of the state and those in the margin of the…

In Spite Of The No, We Choose To Opt For Peace

The 2nd of October 2016 was a date that definitely impacted everyone, a date we will always remember for decades in Colombia. It was a day in which the nation went to the voting booth to decide whether or not to approve the implementation of the peace accords between the government and the FARC. In…

Transitions: The Difficult, Important, and Necessary

Transitions always bring with them challenges and learning, but above all they are an opportunity for us to know ourselves. It’s been three months since we began the fourth cycle of Seed Colombia; and we appreciate that even though we’ve already experienced other cycles, each team is different, each person brings with them a richness…