Reflect | Serve | Advocate

Back row left-right: Daniela Velasquez (Peru); Will Morris (US); Leonel Elias (Mexico); Erica VanEssendelft (US); Anna Vogt (Canada); Cellia Vasquez (Colombia) | Front row left-right: Larisa Zehr (US); Juan Sebastian Pacheco Lozano (Colombia); Carolina Pérez (Colombia); Jessica Sarriot (US)

Earlier this year ten young adults from the Americas (Canada, US, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru) and two coordinators began a two-year Mennonite Central Committee term in Colombia to reflect, serve and advocate alongside Colombian communities.  “Participants of the program come together for two years to reflect on the issues that maintain barriers – from economics, politics, and war; to culture, geography, and theology.  The program connects the reflection on the big issues with community grassroots service together with communities who are working against significant violence, poverty, and oppression.  While seeking to connect the macro to the micro, and learning to see how the large structures affect real communities, participants learn to speak as a community to advocate for peace, justice, and equality with global partners.”

These young adults have published their first set of reflections on their experiences so far. Read about it.

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