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Education in a Peace Community: Born in Bloodshed but Living in Hope

7th December 2012: In northern Colombia, both the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartad it has developed have their roots in tragedy. The Peace Community was founded in 1997, when farmers and rural workers displaced by armed conflict in Colombia declared the abandoned town of San Jose a neutral zone where all arms were prohibited. and the unique … Continue reading

A Labyrinth of Peace: Colombia Grapples with Challenges of Guerrilla Demobilization

28th November 2012: Peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government began last month with a press conference marked by fiery rhetoric from the Marxist guerrillas which was met by blunt responses from the government. The conference was a timely reminder of the scale of the challenge ahead. For the … Continue reading