May 22-23, 2016 are the annual Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia (DOPA), celebrated in communities and congregations across Colombia and the U.S. There are strong signs that a peace accord will be signed in the coming months, ending 50 years of fighting between the Colombian government and the FARC guerillas.
“Building Peace from the Ground Up,” acknowledges the role grassroots peacebuilding has had in tilling the soil for the peace agreement, and the critical role it will play in nurturing a sustainable peace in Colombia.
For there shall be a sowing of peace; the vine shall yield its fruit, the ground shall give its produce, and the skies shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. (Zechariah 8:11)