Colombia – peace, human rights and ecumenical accompaniment

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On 17 October, Steve Hucklesby, Policy Advisor for the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), wrote the following on the JPIT blog:

"A new round of peace talks begin this week in Oslo between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos. Officially peace has already come and under law the government treats armed activity as criminality. In practice many areas remain on a military footing and groups on both sides use violence to control land and business interests. Colombia is still the world's largest source of cocaine. "

Read the rest of the article on JPIT's blog  Praxis  and find out what you can do to support the peace process.

Download the October newsletter from Programme for Ecumenical Accompaniment in Colombia here.

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