Emily Schmitz

HONORING THE DISAPPEARED IN MAY – HELP US FIND THEM

Original in Spanish Thank you for your efforts and solidarity to help create - from memory - the changes that comprehensive reconciliation and peace require in Colombia and the world. The last week of May is the International Week of the Detained and Disappeared,...

CONSTRUCTION OF THE MOTHER HOUSE CONTINUES IN BLANQUITA MURRI

Original text in Spanish Between March 20th and 24th 2024, Fellowship Of Reconciliation Peace Presence accompanied the Blanquita Murri Interethnic Peace Table and Conpazcol in a day of Minga -- a communal work day -- to continue work on the Mother House, a space for...

We Demand Justice for Nallely and Edinson

The murders of Nallely and Édinson On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Peace Community members Nallely Sepúlveda (30 years old) and her brother-in-law Édinson David (14 years old) were murdered. The murder took place in the village of La Esperanza on the collective farm of...

Principles of the Peace Community: Training

An excerpt from “Principles of the Peace Community” A quote from Eduar Lanchero Jiménez: "What is training? For Aníbal, what training involved was very clear. It is something that we have continued amongst ourselves. It does not involve having knowledge. Look, a lot...

Principles of the Peace Community: Communal Work

Communal work days are an essential part of the Peace Community; specific days dedicated to tending to shared farm lands, planting crops for collective consumption, or tending to upkeep and maintenance around Peace Community lands. How and why were communal work days...

URGENT: Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

For years, the Peace Community has been denouncing paramilitary presence, and irregular and illegal practices in building and construction throughout the settlements of San José de Apartadó. These practices affect the collective farmlands of the Peace Community,...