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Creating a Culture Where Peace Can Grow in Colombia

What struck me most powerfully during Humanity United’s recent visit to Colombia was how intentionally every activist, artist, scholar, Truth Commissioner and peacebuilder we met contributed toward building a culture of peace. Whether it was muralists capturing the pain of the past 50 years juxtaposed with the beauty of hope in their art, youth peacebuilders doing their best to ensure that another generation would never suffer the trauma they themselves had experienced, or Truth Commissioners spreading the idea that “if there is justice, there is a future,” everyone felt empowered to build a culture in which “convivencia” is possible.