peace communities

Peace Community leader Eduar Lancheros has passed into history

By FOR Colombia Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 2:55pm  Eduar Lancheros, a leader in the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, was the one who first asked FOR to accompany the community with a regular presence. “We want you to be a witness to who we are,” he said. He died...

“When I die, it will be here for someone else”

By John Lindsay-Poland  Interview with Peace Community Farmers By Dominque Aulisio The end of April marks my first month here in the Peace Community of San José of Apartadó, where I will be living for the next year as a peace accompanier with FOR. My first weeks here...

Solemn Anniversaries

By FOR Colombia Friday, March 2, 2012, 4:11pm By Charlotte Melly February brought two important dates for the Peace Community and FOR. February 7 marked a decade of FOR´s permanent peace presence: ten years since community members greeted the first volunteers and...

Today: A decade of protection in Colombia

By FOR Colombia On February 7, 2002, the first FOR human rights accompaniment team arrived to accompany the people of La Union in Colombia. Today as we celebrate FOR’s tenth anniversary of presence in the peace community, we are members of a community full of life:...

Focus, and time for everything

Written by Gina Spigarelli Last pack smokedSan José de Apartadó, Colombia - I quit smoking on November 7. I am still in a state of permanent nic-fit, but doing better. My body has been pretty crazy all month, so confused about why it is doing this to itself. I had a...

The Hike That Kills

By Liza Smith Friday, December 3, 2010, 12:19pm by Jon Patberg, current Accompaniment Team Member in Colombia I recently came back from a six day accompaniment journey to a remote village called Mulatos about 16 miles to the northeast of La Union. Mulatos is the site...