Recent CPTnet stories

Prayers for Peacemakers, April 24, 2013

Pray for forty villages near the Urra dam in Tierralta, Cordoba, Colombia, visited by Christian Peacemaker Teams. May God work in their organizing in defense of their communities from armed groups, resource extraction interests and Phase 2 of the dam megaproject.

COLOMBIA: Navigating the future around a megaproject

Residents of forty communities near a dam organize to
defend their way of life amid resource extraction interests
and armed groups. 

COLOMBIA: Garzal residents receive land titles

On 3 April, the Colombian federal land authority returned sixty-four
titles to members of the community of Garzal, bringing a partial end
to a ten-year struggle for what had already been theirs when a
paramilitary-backed strongman tried to make it his.

Prayers for Peacemakers, March 27, 2013

Jesus, let the blood of the brutalized, the sweat of the
threatened, and widows' tears lubricate love, awaken zeal, 
and resurrect humanity, that we may confront people and
systems that -- in robbing, terrorizing and uprooting Lilia
and millions of Colombians -- are persecuting you.

COLOMBIA: Lilia's Story

Lilia and CPT invite President Obama to try to reconcile his
human rights statistics with official figures as well as
uncounted displacements, threats and murders like those
that continue to hound Lilia after her forced flight.