About CPT Colombia
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Colombia works together on grassroots initiatives to expose and transform structures of domination and oppression through active nonviolence in order to make possible the reign of God -a world grounded in respect, justice and love, even of enemies.
In Colombia, since 1964 an counterinsurgency war has left over 200,000 people dead 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 has been based since 2001. Delegates will spend several days visiting one or more rural communities struggling for justice, peace and sustainable life on the land.
The special focus of the delegation will be the community of Las Pavas, a community that has been in a nonviolent struggle to return to their land. They were displaced multiple times and most recently by a palm oil company. While the upper levels of government certainly have made decisions that seem to favor the community, the facts on the ground are far less encouraging. The community is still at risk, their crops and fences are being destroyed, and the leaders are still receiving threats. ASOCAB members "have hope that the journey ahead will be positive, and that we may finally obtain what they have called "The Miracle of Las Pavas." Join us to see this Miracle!