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Colombian human rights advocates engage in strategic talks in the US

In a recent visit to the United States, a group of four laureates of the National Human Rights Award in Colombia” engaged in meetings in Washington and New York City with government officials, diplomats, and United Nations (UN) representatives. They spoke of the deterioration of the peace process in the country and the importance of international solidarity.

El CMI ora por Haití tras el terremoto de magnitud 7,2

El Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) ofreció oraciones y solidaridad al pueblo y las iglesias de Haití tras el seísmo de magnitud 7,2 que sacudió el país el 14 de agosto causando 1300 muertos y miles de heridos. 

A raíz de la catástrofe, el Gobierno declaró el estado de emergencia. 

WCC prays for Haiti in wake of 7.2-magnitude earthquake

The World Council of Churches (WCC) reached out in solidarity and prayer to people and churches in Haiti in the wake of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti, on 14 August. 

The Haitian government declared a state of emergency, with 1,300 dead and several thousands injured.

WCC urges United States government to recognize Armenian Genocide

“Recognition of the Armenian Genocide is a matter of fundamental principle, an essential step towards healing, reconciliation and reparation, and – most importantly – a vital measure for the prevention of genocide today and in the future,” wrote Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a letter to United States President Joe Biden on 21 April.

US House panel advances historic effort to pay reparations to descendants of slaves

A House panel in the United States Congress advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation, commonly referred to as H.R. 40, on 15 April that would create a commission to study the issue. The “40” refers to the failed government effort to provide 40 acres (16 hectares) of land to newly freed slaves as the Civil War drew to a close.

It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation.

U.S. veterans work for peace on divided Korean peninsula

Throughout 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC), together with the National Council of Churches in Korea, has been observing a Global Prayer Campaign,“We Pray, Peace Now, End the War.” As part of the campaign, the WCC is sharing personal stories and interviews that inspire others to work for peace. The story below features the perspective of U.S. war veterans, all of whom are also featured in video interviews.

Los veteranos estadounidenses trabajan por la paz en la península coreana dividida

A lo largo de 2020, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) y el Consejo Nacional de Iglesias de Corea han seguido la campaña mundial de oración “We pray, Peace Now, End the War” (Oramos: paz ahora, fin a la guerra). En el marco de esa campaña, el CMI difunde historias personales y entrevistas que sirven de inspiración para trabajar por la paz. La historia que se presenta a continuación refleja la perspectiva de los veteranos de guerra estadounidenses, quienes aparecen también en las entrevistas que muestran los videos.