Peace & Reconciliation

| June 1, 2010 Print
Lomas de Poleo: U.S. Military Issues:
Lomas del Poleo is the location of a land dispute between residents in a colonia called Anapra on the outskirts of Juarez, Mexico, and wealthy businessmen who claim to own the land on which the entire town exists.

These businessmen have erected a barbed-wire and cement fence around the homes and have stationed armed guards in watchtowers to prevent anyone but the current residents from coming in.

Columbans have been active in supporting the residents’ struggle to maintain their land rights. Read More

We are concerned with some elements of the U.S. Military presence abroad. In some cases U.S. bases abroad serve to weaken democratic structures in host countries.

In other cases, funding is provided by the American government to foreign militaries that have not shown consistent respect for human rights and the rule of law.

As with all of our advocacy priorities, we work to ensure that American legislation and foreign policy promote justice and foster peace at home and abroad. Read More

Indigenous Rights:
We are committed to upholding the rights of indigenous peoples around the globe.

In many Columban mission countries indigenous populations are not accorded full rights in matters of environmental justice, economic justice and migration.

True peace cannot be reached until the structural violence of injustice is removed from society. Read More