• From the Jungles of Colombia

    Accompanying a villager to fetch water.

  • To the Steps of Government

    Pinning a banner to show our presence

  • Building Global Movements

    Strengthening community and advocating for justice.

  • Embracing Nonviolence

    Marching peacefully between threatened communities.

  • Defending Life, Land and Dignity

    Join Us.

    Featured Videos

    More videos from peacepresence

    Women We Admire

    Maria Eugenia, or Maru as she is known to those close to her, has been working for peace in Colombia since she was a young teenager. In 1991, after her uncle was killed, she felt angry and hateful about the conflict in Colombia. A friend encouraged her to not let her rage turn into vengeance, but instead use it to help transform communities most affected by the violence into places building sustainable peace. With this encouragement, she began to volunteer with the Interchurch Peace and Justice Commission and create real change for communities across Colombia. She believes that women, “as creators of life,” play an important role in human rights work because, “we can feel a greater responsibility in the defense of life and rights. Not just because we are mothers, but because we generate life.”

    READ MORE >>>

    A Letter from Kati Hinman

    It’s been over a year since I first hopped off the plane and arrived in Colombia, and although I’m writing now from Bogota, it’s the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó that was my base for almost that entire time. I can’t speak for everyone, but my time in the Peace Community certainly influenced me. I don’t know if I really have the words to explain how, so bear with me.

    READ MORE >>>