Principles of the Peace Community: Solidarity

Mar 4, 2024 | News

SOLIDARITY: Joint efforts that are added together for the common good. We have sought to humanize coexistence by generating relationships that create empathy between everyone, and we are talking about life itself. For example, if a situation is presented that puts one of our lives at risk, all of us must demand respect. We lived through this situation, when the paramilitaries set up blockades in the road between Apartadó and San José, and would stop cars and take whoever they wanted and assassinate them. In these cases, the Peace Community would go to talk with them, demanding respect for our position of neutrality in the conflict, and ask them not to violate our principles through assassination or humiliation.
An excerpt from “Noche y Niebla” case number 6, San Josecito de Apartadó