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The Pastor Rutilio Rivas (Mennonite)

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Pilgrimage for peace:

Medio San Juan
Chocoano


Through the humanitarian journey, we visit 6 populations from Medio San Juan Chocoano in order to deliver assistance, document any violation of the human rights, and get to know the peace, development, and reconciliation initiatives from the citizens and churches.
 

Peaceful Experiences


Accion ecunemica

Ecumenical liturgy
for Peace

Bread, life and shared cultures. Under the principal of spiritualty, we shared with the community an African and ecumenical liturgical celebration, respecting ancestralities and the spiritual diversities in El Chocó.
 

Acciones de resistencia

Peace and reconciliation initiatives
(Collective Resistance actions)

During the humanitarian visit, we met non-violent collective resistance towards the armed conflict, building peace and reconciliation exercises inside the territories, essential for the reconstruction of a social fabric damaged by the war.
 

Comida tipica

San Juan’s
typical food

Along the process, we saw the importance of both, ancestry and culture, through gastronomy. Chocó’s typical food tell stories, and they are prepared following a tradition and a cultural baggage. This is why we want you to get to know the exact building process of the delicious typical food from Chocó.
 

Testimonios

Hope testimonies in the middle
of the armed conflict

It’s important to recall the territorial living histories, therefore, in the following video, you will find the citizens, female and male leaders voices from Chocó, whom will tell us their reality and the process they develop as they pursue the peace and reconciliation.
 


Pilgrimage for peace


Recorridos Humanitarios
Due to the issues occurring in the territory, and the lack of attention given by the State, there’s the need to perform a humanitarian pilgrimage for peace, along with the churches and the citizens from the Medio San Juan Chocoano region, as an expression of sympathy towards the armed conflict situations, and the new social damages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities that took place were:
  • Synchronous dialogues between female and male leaders from the region and delegates from global Ministries, in order to share experiences and testimonies in regards of the cultural treasures, ancestral traditions and liturgical celebrations on behalf of the reconciliation.
  • Humanitarian tours over 6 populations from the Medio San Juan Chocoano, in order to deliver assistance, document any violation of the human rights, and get to know the peace, development, and reconciliation initiatives from the citizens and churches.
  • Routs to the incidence through biblical collective reflections and proposals, to visualize the different armed conflict situations, and the urgent measures, posed by de citizens, to the State and the international community.
  • Forum on political activism for peace.
 


Previous experiences



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