The FOR Peace Presence accompanies threatened communities and organizations. We are rooted in a tradition of nonviolence and currently working in Colombia. The first two are big concepts and Colombia is a complex place. Even for those of us who have been working here for years, it can be hard to wrap our heads around what is really going on here. Similarly “accompaniment” is something that we often times have a hard time explaining without a good two hour workshop to break down how it works. Often times we get the question: if you don’t provide humanitarian assistance and if you don’t give workshops or teach English, then what exactly are you doing? Here we offer a bit more context for each of these areas:
Accompaniment: a brief explanation of the theory of accompaniment.
Nonviolence: there are many definitions and understandings of nonviolence. Here we explain our roots in this amazing tradition and how it informs our beliefs and strategic action.
Colombia 101: A primer on what’s going on in Colombia.
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