The Work of Our Partners

Global warming, Climate change, Natural disasters, Contaminated water sources, Droughts, Floods, etc For the 6th round of our blogs, we want to show the initiatives and efforts of organizations and small communities as they think about the environment and how they respond to the social dynamic, etc. Today, in our world we can find many…

A Pause in the Path

It’s hard to believe, but a little over one year ago, we began a new Seed cycle. Eight young adults from six different countries made the decision to continue their journey here in Colombia, accompanying and learning from our Colombian brother and sisters. One important aspect that the Seed program embraces is intentionally talking about…

Stories of Our Sisters and Brothers

In the US, a place I still call home, we often celebrate the start of a new year by pausing to remember the past year that has ended and name wishes or goals for the new year that is spread out before us. Although we are well into the year 2017, a year full of…

New Steps

Over the past few months, we as Seeders have been privileged to witness a number of momentous occasions. First, in July, the Colombian government signed a bilateral ceasefire with the largest and oldest armed group in Colombia, the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a group who has been in combat with the state for…

Time and Patience

I remember well my first month in Chocó as a Seeder. The night we arrived, it was of course raining as we hauled our huge suitcases out of the moto-taxis and into our house. We were introduced to our upstairs neighbors, and I immediately forgot their names. The first time I left my house alone,…

Welcome to Seed IV

Greetings, on behalf of the new participants of Seed Colombia IV! On February 15th, we met in Johannesburg, South Africa to begin another cycle of Seed Colombia. Three months later, many of the Seeders have much improved Spanish and better skills in navigating Bogotá, as well as a deeper understanding of the complexities of the…

Seeing goodness in the complexity

Leer en español After two years living in a place, you experience a lot, you learn much, and you begin to observe things from a different perspective. Some things you see right away, others are more subtly integrated into a place and can only be viewed after developing lenses in which to see them. As…