The Role of Gender in Defending Human Rights: Getting to Know the Work of the Popular Women’s Organization in Barrancabermeja

From October 7th to the 14th, as a Seed team we participated in a delegation with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Barrancabermeja, Magdalena Medio. During the week we focused on the work of CREDHOS, the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights. During the delegation we learned about the implementation of the peace accords…

Ciederpaz: Churches and Ethno-Territorial Organizations Build Peace, Development, and Reconciliation in Southern Chocó

My partner here in Chocó, the Mennonite Brethren Church, is part of the Interethnic and Ecumenical Corporation for Development, Reconciliation and Peace (Ciederpaz). Ciederpaz is an initiative of churches, ethno-territorial organizations and other local and national entities “with the objective of creating a space for articulation in order to unite efforts relating to ethno-development, reconciliation…

El San Juan

  I look at you, River, and I imagine your past. Clear water flowing through lush forest, Cachama swimming through your depths, Ocelots wandering by your banks at night Where monkeys swing and sloths move languidly through the trees. You, River, feed the land. From your mountain source you travel Connecting, shaping the land Until…

Weaving Hope through Cacao Farming

Simon Eliecer Valencia Moreno is a farmer who lives with his wife in Paimadó, a rural community here in the Chocó region of Colombia where I’m accompanying the Mennonite Brethren church in my role as a Seeder. Like many rural communities in the region, Paimadó is only accessible by river, and Simon, like other farmers,…