The Next Part of The Journey

Two years ago, the participants of Seed 4 were arriving to Colombia and were in the early stages of getting to know each other. They were learning about the work of MCC, both globally, and here in Colombia. Some were struggling with learning Spanish, others were finding navigating a big city challenging. For some, it…

The Ongoing Process of Accompaniment

Three years ago, I had the privilege of participating in Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) delegation along with my Seed cohort. We spent ten days in and around Barrancabermeja. We traversed the rural, mountainous, southern part of the Bolivar department, visiting and learning about the challenges that the communities of Mico Ahumado and Mina Proyecto face;…

Bit by Bit

  Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the second signing of the peace accords between the FARC and Colombian government. Every day brings depressing news of senators dragging their feet to turn the peace accords into law and armed groups fighting over territory abandoned by ex-FARC combatants. And with the upcoming presidential election that…

Fond Memories

We are now a year and a half into our two-year Seed cycle. Often, we talk about Seed being a time of transformation, a time of learning and service. For all the Seeders, the better part of the first year is spent learning and absorbing; language, context, names, history, etc. By the second year, most…

Building Peace from the Grassroots

Over the past few months I traveled and visited almost all the Seeders, from Suacha, to Chocó, to the Caribbean coast. This is one of my favorite part of being a Seed facilitator. I get to observe and see firsthand the Seeders interacting in the contexts as they build trust with community members. I get…

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…