Ask your congregation to sign a letter in support of Justapaz, a ministry of the Mennonite Church of Colombia and a long-term partner of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

 

Background: On July 14, Justapaz was named in a death threat by an armed group in Colombia, part of a troubling increase in death threats and assassinations in recent months in Colombia. Justapaz is asking congregations throughout the U.S. and elsewhere to sign a letter of support. This is an important way to be in solidarity with Justapaz and others in Colombia working for peace and justice.

 

Background from Justapaz | A call for hope and continued peacebuilding from Colombia

 

Faith reflection: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." (Matthew 5:9)

 

Action:

  1. Ask your congregation to sign the letter of support by sending an email to justapaz@justapaz.org or colombiarep@mcc.org. (Only congregations and organizations can sign, not individuals.)
  2. Share this request with others.

 

Action alert created July 24, 2018, by Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, Director.