Diocese of Colombia

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February 4, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Michelle Walker, UTO Associate Staff Officer

Bienvenidos a Colombia! When I accepted the associate staff officer position for UTO, I had little idea of the grand ways in which I would be personally blessed. When asked to travel to Cali, Colombia to be part of an asset-based community development (ABCD) workshop that would be attended by...

October 4, 2016

Episcopal churches throughout the Diocese of Colombia have stood with Colombians affected by the conflict. They have provided pastoral care, and humanitarian assistance and shelter to those affected by and internally displaced more than a half-century of armed conflict. Photo: Lynette Wilson/...

August 4, 2016

[Episcopal News Service] “Peace is not only the silence of guns and bombs; peace is much more than that … . It is rebuilding an entire social fabric that has been torn for more than 50 years. Peace is a fundamental right, and we have to rebuild it to guarantee a decent life [for people],” said...

March 3, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] Christine Housel, general secretary of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), in an introductory speech, has expressed her hope that the 35th General Assembly of the WSCF may offer better understandings of justice and peace issues. The...

May 4, 2012

[World Council of Churches] While drug production and trafficking are the main problems in Colombia, it would be misleading to think these are the only ones. Land grabs in the country serve as the pivotal reason behind armed conflicts and human rights violations. In this situation,...

May 4, 2012

[World Council of Churches] The concept of accompaniment, including spiritual and pastoral accompaniment, is the main inspiration of the churches involved in the Programme of Ecumenical Accompaniment in Colombia (PEAC), an initiative of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI)...

October 11, 2011

La primera reunión del Grupo de Referencia Internacional del Programa de Acompañamiento Ecuménico en Colombia se celebró del 6 al 8 de octubre en las oficinas de la diócesis episcopal de ese país, en Bogotá, dando inicio a un programa basado en el Programa de Acompañamiento Ecuménico en...

October 11, 2011

The first meeting of the International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Colombia was held Oct. 6-8 at the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Colombia in Bogota, kicking off a program modeled after the World Council of Church's Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in...

October 10, 2011

Lutheran Bishop Eduardo Martinez and Episcopal Anglican Bishop Francisco Duque applauded a law against sexual discrimination set to be signed by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, according to a news release from the Latin America and Caribbean Communication Agency.

According to the...

October 3, 2011

Despite a warm, sunny afternoon in Colombia's Valle de Cauca region, the words of Juan's poem, titled "If I die before you do," sent chills down my spine and tears to my eyes.

Juan's eloquent poetry, written with only a third-grade education, portrays the nightmare that he and his family...

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