Towards ecumenical companionship in Colombia

May 09, 2012

In recent decades the country has witnessed nearly five million people being driven away from their lands. At the same time, 2,520 cases of forced disappearance, out of a total of 35,665 crimes confessed by the paramilitary forces, were reported in 2009. 2,388 mass graves have been found in the country and 2,091 bodies have been exhumed.

A programme is currently implemented to support the communities affected by more than four decades of violence in Colombia caused by deeply rooted social injustice and inequity. At the heart of the armed conflict is the struggle for land and territory.

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