The Road to Peace is not Task of Few People, It’s of All

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The Conciliation Commission Regional -Villavicencio is a space that articulates with the National Conciliation Commission, supported by the Colombian Episcopate and searching for local and regional civil society, which seeks the humanization of the conflict and the purpose of peace. A Conciliation Commission Regional “is an autonomous and independent entity, convened by the Bishops of an ecclesiastical region, or the Bishop of Jurisdiction, composed of citizens from different sectors and ways of thinking. In addition, it is understood as interlocutor entity regional of the National Conciliation Commission NCC, interrelating with other CCR.”

The CCR seeks to build foundaments of a regional and local politics of reconciliation and peace to accompany the processes of post-negotiation and reaching agreements for conflict resolution, also encourage and require the application of the rules of International Humanitarian Law and agreements to humanize the conflict to expand the margins of protection of civilians and non-combatants, especially of the victims. Encourage active participation of civil society organized in the process.

The NCC proposes to CCR engage in analyze regularly and permanently the regional situation around conflicts in the region and develop a regional minima that respond to the reality of their region, taking the eight minima of the “National Agreement Minimum for reconciliation and Peace” as a thread.

Since 2013 the CCR has been doing some actions that show the proposals for this commission including periodic meetings of the equipment, convened month to month by the Archbishop of Villavicencio Oscar Urbina, some forums with civilians and debates with mayoral and government candidates in the elections of the candidates. On the other hand, CCR participated in the forum “The end of conflict and countersignature, implementation and verification” (point three and six of La Habana) these points were worked and exhibited at the different tables and the purpose was the participation of various social sectors, seeking to collect diverse proposals. In order to have more lights to confront the final phase of the peace process in Cuba, with the purpose of to make it “stable and lasting”.

The next step in the CCR is the cathedra for peace assuming the proposed “Artisans of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace”.

Likewise, in this space the Archdiocese of Villavicencio lead by Monsignor Oscar Urbina seek to share with our readers for some months the elements required for this process of peace in our region, in order to bet on a lasting and reconciled peace. This requires of people able to forgive, to become reconciled and seek the peace for our dear region.

This way of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace offers an itinerary for reflection that we are invited to follow the hand of the Good Samaritan. They will be enunciated here and in our next articles we will develop them.

This way of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace offers an itinerary for reflection that we are invited to follow the hand of the Good Samaritan. They will be enunciated here and in our next articles we will develop them.dora Ima

    1. Reconciliation is mission of the Church
    2. Icon; The Good Samaritan. (Lk 10: 25-37)
    3. The road ahead
    4. Reconciled with nature
    5. Mary icon of peace and reconciliation
    6. Pastoral criteria and commitments of the Church
    7. Lines of action and commitments of the Church
    8. Conclusion

With those elements, proposed by the Colombian Episcopate we are collecting an analysis of the reality of the region in terms of actions that generate violence and the actors that cause them and likewise the actions that the province perform in favor of the peace, the actions to be implemented and joint actions which promote real participation of civilians in the tools to confront the post-conflict.

With those elements, proposed by the Colombian Episcopate we are collecting an analysis of the reality of the region in terms of actions that generate violence and the actors that cause them and likewise the actions that the province perform in favor of the peace, the actions to be implemented and joint actions which promote real participation of civilians in the tools to confront the post-conflict.

As a Daughter of Jesus I am very motivated to give time to these areas that are vital at this moment where the Pope Francisco invites us to go beyond our own spaces. Working for this CCR, helps me to be attentive to the peace process to be vigilant to what happens in this negotiation process in Cuba and tell myself: if we have consecrated our life to spend it on helping others, the reality requires me sacrifices and time for it, this is a task that I do aside from the work that I have to be responsible for the coordination of early childhood program at the Saint Joseph Relic’s garden on the Foundation Way of Hope in Villavicencio.

 

As a Daughter of Jesus I am very motivated to give time to these areas that are vital at this moment where the Pope Francisco invites us to go beyond our own spaces. Working for this CCR, helps me to be attentive to the peace process to be vigilant to what happens in this negotiation process in Cuba and tell myself: if we have consecrated our life to spend it on helping others, the reality requires me sacrifices and time for it, this is a task that I do aside from the work that I have to be responsible for the coordination of early childhood program at the Saint Joseph Relic’s garden on the Foundation Way of Hope in Villavicencio.

 

Sœur Dora Cecilia Ramos Castañeda

Fille de Jésus de Kermaria

Sociologue

Secrétaire de la CCR de Villacencio

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