Category Archives: Travel

Modeling Inclusion for Peace

Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of her FARC comrades and seated herself at the table in front of a packed auditorium.  The FARC had convened a press conference to discuss … 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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Al Jazeera Discussion on Crisis in Cauca

Check out the segment below, which aired Wednesday on Al Jazeera television, to hear about the rising conflict in southwestern Colombia and to see live footage from the region. The show features yours truly as a guest, along with U.S. … Continue reading

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