In preparation for welcoming the delegation from Colombia to our May 2016 Presbytery meeting, at the February 2016 Presbytery meeting, we invited Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group, to make a presentation about Colombia. Lisa gave us an overview of some of the major political and social issues facing Colombia and provided some context for understanding the complex relationships among the various groups in power in the region. The following documents were distributed during the presbytery meeting and provide additional information about the region, the work being done by religious leaders in both the US and Colombia, and legislation that is currently being considered.
More about the work of the Latin America Working Group can be found at http://www.lawg.org/
Reports from Jeff Todd during his month of accompaniment in Colombia: