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Vistas from Norway on the Colombian Peace Process

October 14-16, 2014 Oslo, Norway The scenery flying past my window on the fast train from the Central Station in downtown Oslo to the Oslo Gardermoen Airport about 30 miles to the north is spectacular in an understated kind of … Continue reading

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“Foro Interamericano”: Programa de Voz de América

Ahora algo para los lectores hispanohablantes/Here is a post for the Spanish speaking-readers.  Este programa sobre los diálogos pendientes entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC se presentó el viernes pasado día en Voz de América.  Para ver el … Continue reading

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Hope and Expectation in Colombia

            This is a moment of tremendous hope and expectation in Colombia.  Following a year-and-a half of quiet confidence-building measures and six months of secret exploratory talks in Cuba, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC … 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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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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