ACT Alliance renews its call for peace in Colombia, a country that has suffered from violence and conflict for decades.
Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, urged the government of Colombia together with the National Liberation Army (ELN) to return to the negotiating table in order to chart a way forward for lasting peace.
“We as an alliance have closely followed the peace process in Colombia, and have through our members and partners supported communities affected by violence and conflict in the country. We shall continue our efforts to accompany the Colombian people,” said de Faria.
Earlier, the Interfaith Dialogue for Peace in Colombia (DiPaz) released a statement (available in Spanish and English) calling on both the government of President Juan Manual Santos and the ELN to go back to the negotiations, which were suspended due to escalated violence.
“ACT Alliance supports the message from DiPaz and joins the call from other ecumenical organisations that have for many years worked for and advocated for peace and justice in Colombia. We further call on the international community to keep the Colombian peace process on the agenda,” said de Faria.