Peace

Potion

Our democracy doesn’t have to spend its life fighting over the country between two antagonisms. We are free to rebel against the karma of polarisation and overcome this mania for trading fears like footballer’s monkeys. We can choose to be…

Santi

4 January 2022. The Spectator Colombia, fourth day of the year 2022. The notebook has 365 pages. They say that the pages are blank, but it is not true: they are tattooed with the emotions, illusions and disappointments of the…

Innocent?

28 December 2021. The Spectator Last column of 2021. This year, five million people died in the world on account of COVID-19, not including the suicidal who were not infected by the virus, but collapsed from isolation, hunger or abuse;…

The Same Children

30 November 2021. El Espectador “In Bogotá you turn on the tap and water comes out”, but in the village of Vuelta Acuña – in Cimitarra, between Yondó, Puerto Parra, Puerto Berrío and the Carare river – there is no…

Five Years

23 November 2021. The Spectator 24 November marks five years since the signing of a peace agreement that has so far saved 6,400 lives. The Peace Agreement made the impossible possible, disarmed the world’s oldest guerrilla group and brought us…

Can Chile move towards peace?

It cannot be ignored that violence has severely infiltrated relations between Chileans, seriously affecting social peace. Not only conflicts of a political nature are expressed with a high degree of radicalism, but also the phenomenon of common delinquency plagues the…

Cambio

16 November 2021. El Espectador The strength of independent journalism will always be necessary; there is no day propitious for servility and no right time for falsehood. And in certain regimes such as the current one – in which a…

Gratitude

9 November 2021. The Spectator Gratitude lives in the most beautiful hemisphere of memory. It rises every morning to wind up each one’s sun, and remind us that we are not alone; they say it is intangible, but I feel…

“Sindyanna of Galilee”: Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis

Sales of award-winning olive oil worldwide helped empower 300 Arab women By Coco Cresswell In 1996 Hadas Lahav, a Jewish Israeli social activist, had a vision: a future of Arab-Israeli coexistence. That same year, through co-founding Sindyanna of Galilee, a female-led social…

Peace World Congress of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) (Re)Imagine our World: Action for Peace and Justice!

More than 900 participants present in Barcelona and more than 1,700 online shows the tremendous international interest in this Peace World Congress. It was the right congress, at the right time, in the right city. Barcelona proved to be a…

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