Category Archives: Life

International Peace Day and Ceasefires

September 21, 2012 Today is International Peace Day.  Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 as an annual day of non-violence and voluntary global cease-fire, the annual celebration of peace encourages armed groups in conflict zones voluntarily to … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from Past Peace Processes

In President Santos‘s remarks at the Casa de Nariño on Monday, August 27, he announced that his government had been engaged in exploratory talks with the FARC, and that future talks, the details of which are expected to be announced in … Continue reading

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Colombian Peace Talks on the Horizon

 August 27, 2012 Tonight Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the rumors that crested and then exploded after former President Alvaro Uribe tweeted that President Santos had authorized secret peace talks in Havana between government authorities and the Colombian Revolutionary … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of Esquipulas II: Lessons for Peace in Colombia?

This month marks 25 years since the signing of the Esquipulas II agreement in Guatemala that brought an end to the wars of Central America.  On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, I attended an event at OAS headquarters sponsored by the Organization … Continue reading

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Consolidating a Spirit of Peace

Last week I participated in the third national encounter of Ecumenical Women Peacebuilders on a farm in Santandercito, just a few hours outside of Bogota, Colombia. Leaving the city at 8 am Saturday morning, our bus drove through winding hills, and … Continue reading

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Colombian Peace Initiatives a Source of Hope

I sometimes forget how much we all need to share and feed the flickers of hope. Many Colombians have lived with war for most of their lives. When I introduced my talk on peacebuilding in Colombia by saying that Colombia … Continue reading

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Just Back from Bogota and Cali

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Just back from 10 days in Colombia and so much to absorb and think about. Planning to share here some of my reflections in coming days.  I have also been tweeting from the field, so check out my twitter account … Continue reading

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