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Asking for the impossible: A lesson from Colombia

11.2. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Elisabeth Wilder lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is studying at Eastern Mennonite University. You can usually find her with a cup of coffee in her hand and her trusty planner by her side as she goes between classes, meetings, and other campus activities. Elisabeth is the newest blogger for The Mennonite, Inc.  This summer I […]

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Preparing Pasteles

11.8. 2015 Posted By: The Mennonite

Amy Eanes is a teacher from Harrisonburg, Va. With her husband, Giles, she is currently serving as part of Mennonite Central Committee’s Seed Program with the Mennonite Brethren Church of Chocó, a department on the Pacific coast of Colombia. She is a 2010 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg and a member of Community […]

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Final photos and reflections from Colombia

3.9. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Posted by Tim Nafziger on 03/09/08 at 06:58 PM This is my final post from our time in Colombia with Christian Peacemaker Teams this winter. I’m simply going to share with you a few of my favorite photos from my time there and a few reflections on each one. This is dawn across the soccer […]

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On Solidarity

2.24. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Posted by Tim Nafziger on 02/24/08 at 11:10 PM This is a guest post by my wife Charletta Erb. The key to accompaniment work with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Colombia is solidarity. I reflected on this as a helper personality while in Colombia. My instinct is to fix things, to help, to have a solution […]

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Puerto Wilche neighborhoods declare general strike in support of palm workers

2.15. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Posted by Tim Nafziger on 02/15/08 at 04:55 PM “The benefits you are working for will benefit all of us,” said the community leader in Puerto Wilches as he pledged his neighborhood to a general strike in support of local palm workers. Since the 30th of January, more then a thousand workers on the African […]

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Forced recruitment at the beach

2.10. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

posted by Tim Nafziger on 02/10/08 at 10:37 PM Last Sunday (our first Sunday off in three weeks after hosting an international delegation) we biked to nearby San Silvestre Lake for some rest and recreation. We found lots of young folks playing on the muddy beach. After splashing around in the water for a while, […]

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Murders in Barrancabermeja, the paramilitary and marching against the FARC

2.3. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

posted by Tim Nafziger on 02/03/08 at 10:02 PM Nearly a month has passed since we arrived in Barrancabermeja. Our experience serving with Christian Peacemaker Teams has been energizing and inspiring for us. Yet here in Barranca, January was sobering as we read nearly every day about a murder in the city. In a city […]

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