Cohabiting well with Mother Earth

These are the stories of people who reflect Colombia’s diversity and who are united by the pain wrought by the armed conflict, and through a shared hope for a true and lasting peace.

As a governor of the traditional authorities of Santa Rosa de Guayacan Humanitarian and Biodiversity Reserve, and of the Nonam people, Wilson Garcia tries to advance his community in order to cohabit well with Mother Earth, and with other indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians and family farmers, who fight for the land, territory and human dignity.

Delphine and Mario wrote the stories for the ‘Beautiful madness’ after a trip to the Naya river basin in June 2016.  During that journey they accompanied the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission (CIJP) and met with women and men from indigenous, Afro-descendant and farming communities from around Colombia, and witnessed the inauguration of the University for Peace’s first campus, the beginning of an initiative that seeks to generate initiatives that will bring peace to the territories.

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