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How Soccer Differs from the World of Partisan Politics
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

After the final whistle ended a hard-fought World Cup match, Brazilian star David Luiz consoled Colombian star James Rodriguez. After the final whistle ended a hard-fought World C ...

When the Fighting Stops
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis What does it take to reintegrate combatants into society? MARIE-LOUISE IS a 34-year-old single ...

The Families of Colombia's 'False Positive' Victims Are Still Fighting For Justice
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

Writing for VICE, Ellie Mae O'Hagan continues the story of dangerous peacemaking and the demand for justice in Colombia. Sojourners editors Rose Berger, Elizabeth Palmberg, ...

What Are We Trading Away?
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

The Trans Pacific Partnership--basically, NAFTA for the Pacific Rim--threatens human rights, the planet we all have to live on, and helping the poor. When the U.S. is negotiating ...

Why I’m Taking my Hunger Strike from Bogota to Detroit
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Colombian Chevy-plant worker explains his faith-based reasons for standing up for himself and other workers fired after sustaining on-the-job injuries. In Colombia, where I live, ...

Colombian Indigenous Elders Try Alleged Guerrillas
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Indigenous leaders in Colombia's conflict-scarred southwest say they will put on trial before tribal elders four alleged leftist rebels they accuse of attacks on civilians. M ...

Colombian Indigenous Peacemakers Put the "Active" in "Activist"
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Indigenous activists in Cauca, Colombia advocate to stop the spiral of violence in their area. In an Indigenous region of Colombia's Cauca province, activists armed with cere ...

Standing Up to Death Squads
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Caught in the crossfire of army, guerrilla, and paramilitary forces, women, farmers, and Indigenous leaders in Colombi ...

Forget The Firm--Meet Francia
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Most real-life law students I've met are at way, way less risk of being murdered than their counterparts in a John Grisham novel--except for Francia Marquez. Most real-life l ...

Two Smart Cookies: Girl Scouts' Wired Campaign Calls Cookie Folk to Clean Up Act
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

We're once again in that sugary time of year, Girl Scout cookie season — but, as two Girl Scouts from Ann Arbor, Mich., want you to know, there's palm oil in those cookies, as there is in many foods ...

Colombia's "People of the Land" Call Out for Justice ... And Some of Us Are Listening
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

Colombia's campesinos ("people of the land") — peasants, farmers and artisanal miners, the indigenous — are calling out for an end to the exploitation and environmental destruction of their life ...

Being There: Why I Want to go to Colombia
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Don't get me wrong -- I love sitting behind my computer here at Sojourners, or proofreading a stack of magazine-pages-to-be, fresh from Art Director Ed Spivey's printer. But sometimes there's no ...

They're Back
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janna Hunter-Bowman Colombian paramilitaries target community and church leaders. Jhon Jairo Martinez was a ch ...

'God Will Not Hear You': Death Threat to a Colombian Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"God will not hear you," the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1004&amp;article=a-paramilitary-death-threat&amp;1004_webextra=Extended%20 ...

A Pastor's Testimony of Redemption May End in Deportation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> <p>Pastor Walter is experiencing firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system. Walter migra ...

Electoral Double Standards in Latin America and Beyond
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Events/Honduras-Coup-Protest/8763865_cViGV#580122508_b5Smn"></a>Thankfully, the crisis in Honduras may be reaching a <a href="ht ...

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Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com"></a>Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa died yesterday. I don't know much about her life, so you can <a href="http://en.wikip ...

A Prophetic Call in the Midst of Political Corruption (Colombia's Churches Cry Out, Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/09/22/colombias-churches-cry-out-for-accompaniment/">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued from part 1 ] ...

Colombia's Churches Cry Out for Accompaniment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"If [state officials and the paramilitary groups] knew what we were telling you, we would be riddled with bullets as soon as we walked out that door."</p> ...

Dear Hacker: Letters to the Man Who Hijacked My E-mail Account
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

One day last month, friends and family from around the world flooded me with messages alerting me to some suspicious activity in my yahoo e-mail account One day last month, frien ...

Justice for Victims of Colombia's Military
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

On June 8, Pastor Reinel Martinez Medina testified before the Colombian Congress on the execution of his brother at the hands of Colombian Public Security Forces: "I dare to speak out about my brot ...

Video: Documentary on the Failed Drug War in Colombia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In July 2007, Teresa Ortega stood solemnly in a field of wilting corn and pineapple crops in southern Colombia's farm land as tears streamed down her cheeks. In July 2007, Te ...

Colombian Pastor Still Missing, Family Threatened
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I first heard of Idia and her missing husband, Pastor William Reyes I first heard of Idia and her missing husband, Pastor William Reyes Thanks for the update, ...

The Solidarity of Motherhood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Today I listened to a persecuted woman, mother to mother. Today I listened to a persecuted woman, mother to mother. Idia, the wife of disappeared pastor William Reyes, held m ...

A Chance to Change Our Failed War on Drugs in Colombia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Add this <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/23/AR2008112302041.html">op-ed from yesterday's <em>Washington Post</em></a> to the list of ...

Signs that SOA/WHINSEC is Losing its Grip on Latin America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This weekend, an estimated 30,000 people will meet in protest at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to close the School of the Americas. This weekend, an estimated 30,000 people ...

A Pastor's Brother Killed in the Colombian Army's Grotesque Fraud
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>If no one speaks out, the violence is going to continue. Someone has to give voice to what is hidden. If no one speaks out, the violence is going to c ...

A Colombian Peacemaker's 'Option for Civil Resistance'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>We are deeply concerned. We are deeply concerned. Attempts are being made to link Héctor Mondragón to the FARC guerilla movement in Colombia's paper of record, ...

Sustained by Faith
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Roman Catholic Ingrid Betancourt made herself a wooden ...

Who's Winning in Colombia's Conflict?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

What have you heard about the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/13/AR2008051300800.html">paramilitary leaders extradited to the U.S</a>. ...

Good News from Colombia: Rescue of FARC Hostages
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Its been months since I&acute;ve written anything about the current events in Colombia. But I can't let "the hug the country has been waiting for" slip by without comment.</p> ...

Break-In Threatens Christians
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janna Hunter-Bowman Just before 3 a.m. on June 14, intruders forcibly entered Justapaz, the justice and peace office of the Colombian Menn ...

The Ways of Shalom
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth These five weeks of passages extol the depth, breadth, and living power of shalom—the biblical peace for humanity and all that ...

Botero
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An Artist Who 'Did Something.' Thank you for the insightful articl ...

Suffering Servants
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler The persecuted peacemakers of the Colombian churches Without warning, two members of a right-wi ...

The Other Front
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Hector Mondragon Nonviolence may be the untold story in Colombia's war. Poor people on the Caribbean co ...

David, Goliath, and Uncle Sam
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Colombia's U'wa indigenous group, numberi ...

Live by the Black Hawk…
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Mark J. Molldrem In response to the Commentary "Black Hawk Move Over" (by Rose Marie Berger), I would ask that you not be too q ...

1,000 Words
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Children in Putumayo, Colombia, painted this "b ...

Black Hawk Move Over
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Picture the scene. Picture the scene. It's early January. U.S. Ambassador to Colombia ...

On the Ground in Bogota, Colombia
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Voices from the Colombian church's human rights community. #request.app.root#/magazi ...

The Time of Coca
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger On the Colombian front of the drug war, it's hard to tell who—or what—is the real enemy. ...

Can You Say "Counterinsurgency"?
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In November 2000, Congress passed "Plan Colombia," a $1.3 billion plan to fight cocaine production in Colombi ...

Human Rights Assaulted in Guatemala, Colombia
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Despite presidential apologies and lip service to human rights, the Clinton administration continues to offer aid to the Guat ...

Deja Vu in Colombia
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler U.S. military assistance to Colombia is reaching levels comparable to the aid given El Salvador in the 1980s, as the Drug War ...