Those Who Resist Suffering

Leer en español I have completed two years of working with Christian Peacemaker teams – two years of getting to know the struggles of small-scale farmers in the Magdalena Medio Region. Today I would like to tell about the ways their stories inspire me. My name is Jhon Henry Camargo. I’m 24 years old, I’m from…

This Is My New Home

Leer en español When I first arrived in the community of El Guayabo, I was worried about what the people might think of me, and I wondered about how I should act so as not to offend them. I wanted to show them that I was ready to learn from them and to do everything…

How Many More Years of War?

Leer en español It isn’t the same as having your land, a safe place in which you can live and be happy, and being forced to move to a dark, dirty, and unsafe place; and also that you didn’t choose, rather it chose you…because you don’t have another option. How can a farmer learn to…

Many paths, the same end

Leer en español Libertad and Pichilín Two amazing communities that were forged by hope and the will to live; communities that fight against being forgotten and towards rebuilding what the war took from them; communities that although wounded do not stop bleeding because of the neglect by the state and the lack of interest from…

Resistance as a Political Factor of Faith

Leer en español When I think about faith, Jesus always comes to my mind as the model to follow in the Christian walk, but which of the characteristics of Jesus is the most important for the social processes with which we are working? In Colombia the campesinos, the African-Colombians, and the Indigenous struggle not only…

What’s your story?

Leer en español 1 Where are you coming from, my brother? Who took away your land and sent the police after you? Hasn’t the pain left a wound, Or have you left your soul on your land? 2 Isn’t it enough to be a repressed woman who has dedicated herself to harvesting pain? You are…

Processes that CPT Colombia Accompanies

Leer en español CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) Colombia voluntarily joins together with non-violent resistance movements of small-scale farming communities and organizations that fight for permanency, defense of life, and territory through partnerships to transform dynamics of oppression. Processes and organizations that we accompany: CAHUCOPANA – Corporation of Humanitarian Action for Coexistence and Peace of Northeast…