Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is currently seeking volunteer applicants who live in the US for its LGBT Rights Coordination Group. In collaboration with other activists, volunteer leaders and…Continue
As I was watching a video called “Colombian Churches Call for Peace” in Peace Media I started to think about my childhood.
It was the year 2001. I was in sixth grade and reading about the Holocaust history and about concentration camps. The idea terrified me and made me want to hide under my blankets. It terrified me because when I was reading these atrocities…Continue
Today it was a big day for Colombia. The first commission of the Senate approved the first part of a bill that would replace the mandatory military service for a mandatory community service. Therefore, if a man feels really strong about not being part of the military he will be able to present a conscientious objection in order to do community service instead of war.…Continue
After taking a look at the Colombian peace negotiations, that will take place next week in Oslo, I have to say I am both excited and concerned. I am excited because for the first time in years we resume negotiations with FARC, and if the negotiations are successful Colombia can start building its road towards a long lasting stable peace. I am however concerned for several reasons.
First, it is unbelievable that in a country where there is a…Continue