Category Archives: Latin America

Chile’s identity needs to find a proper place for its ancestral peoples

Pope Francis’s prayer intention for the month of July is for “respect for indigeneous peoples” (see ‘the Pope Video’) who make up about five per cent of the world’s population (370m) yet a third of all rural poor. Their identity and livelihoods … Continue reading

Posted in indigenous people, Latin America, South America

Colombia Church says future peace now depends on forgiveness and reconciliation

[Bess Twiston-Davies] In Colombia, a new hashtag is trending on Twitter: #theLastDayofWar. It refers to last Thursday, June 23rd, the date when, after 52 years of blood-curdling violence, the Colombian Government finally signed a ceasefire with the world’s largest terrorist … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America, peace & reconciliation