In Colombia, an insurgency-counterinsurgency war has left over 200,000 people dead since 1964 and displaced over four million others from their homes. CPT's Colombia delegations will meet with church, human rights and social justice organizers in BogotÃ¡ and in Barrancabermeja, the industrial city in the Magdalena Medio region where CPT's full-time team is based. Delegates will also spend several days visiting one or more rural communities struggling for justice, peace and sustainable life on the land. The specific focus of this delegation will be announced later.
CPT is an ecumenical violence-reduction initiative with support and membership from a range of Catholic and Protestant denominations. CPT has had a continuing presence in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia since May 2001.
FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $2500 US or $2600 Cdn (covers roundtrip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city. If traveling from another country, contact CPT office for details).