WCC delegation visits Colombia to strengthen accompaniment of peace process

Posted Dec 12, 2023

[World Council of Churches] A delegation from the World Council of Churches is visiting Colombia, conveying a message of the WCC’s commitment to accompanying and supporting the nations peace processes.

WCC general secretary the Rev. Jerry Pillay and the delegation will meet the Presbyterian Church of Colombia and the main ecumenical peacebuilding platform in Colombia, DiPaz, for consultations of the current status of the search for “total peace” in Colombia, and on the role that WCC plays in support of its member church and ecumenical partners in this process. The delegation will also meet with state officials, United Nations staff, ambassadors and international partners, and is expected to meet with Colombian president Gustavo Petro.

The WCC, with the Colombian Episcopal Conference, United Nations Mission in Colombia, and Organization of American States, has been appointed as a permanent accompanier of the peace talks with the Estado Mayor Central (EMC) FARC-EP in Colombia.

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