Sunday, May 22, 2016

from the ground up: desde la base

For several years now the grassroots movement in the US working to change (i.e. demilitarize) the US-Colombia relationship and support peace movements in Colombia has done annual days of prayer and action. This year's are this weekend, May 22nd and 23rd, and the slogan is

Building Peace from the Ground Up | Construyendo la Paz Desde la Base

Because "We recognize though that a true and lasting peace isn't guaranteed with the signing of an accord, it must be built from the ground up."

Every year for the last several there has been a different craft project everyone is asked to do and send in to symbolize one thing or another. This year it's "sowing seeds of peace".

So hey, if you're planting seeds for spring, have them do double duty and post pics of it for peacebuilding! But easier still, if you live in the US please use this quick and easy form to send a letter to your member of Congress outlining ways they can support the Colombian peace process.