Date: Sep 23, 2019
Authors: Antonio Saadipour Sellés, Lisa Haugaard
Colombia’s fragile peace is at risk. The Colombian government is implementing the accords half-heartedly at best, and recently several FARC leaders announced a return to arms. Yet the vast majority of the 13,000 demobilized guerrillas remain committed to civilian life. And across Colombia, millions of victims of the armed conflict long to live in peace. With international support, peace can take hold.
We have a chance to call for stronger U.S. support for peace. In August, Congress confirmed Philip Goldberg as the country’s new ambassador in Colombia. After a grueling armed conflict that ravaged the country for over 50 years, Colombia deserves an ambassador who will lend his voice to consolidating peace and hold the Colombian government accountable for delivering on its promises of truth, justice, reparations, and the guarantee that the brutal past will not return. Sign our petition to unite a chorus of voices calling on Ambassador Goldberg to do all that he can to encourage a just and lasting peace.
The road to peace was long and hard-won, but it remains fragile and it’ll be a while before Colombians feel the full embrace of peace.
Show your support for the Colombian peace process by signing on to the petition demanding Ambassador Goldberg make a just and lasting peace in Colombia his top priority. Find it again <<here.>>
Thank you for taking action to safeguard Colombia’s transition toward peace!
P.S. If you are part of a faith community that is looking for more material on Colombia, check out Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia’s packet right here.