How nice it would be to die of old age

"How good it would be to die of old age."These strong words have been echoing in my mind for a few days now. Words spoken by a woman from the Community of Peace of San José de Apartadó, in the northwest of Colombia, where I am currently present as an international companion. In this small community of farmers, one is grateful for old age. Because to grow old is to live. Whereas here there is not a single day where there is not a continuous struggle against a policy of death, against the armed forces (legal or illegal), political violence, massacre, murder, the continuous abuse of human rights... And what do they propose as a solution to all this? Revenge? No. Only a life project that allows them to live on their own land, with dignity. In peace. I breathe this desire while waiting together with the Community for Christmas. I will spend it far from home, but I will certainly not feel alone. Do you want to help us too?

How nice it would be to die of old age

Fundraising by Monica Fruschera

"How good it would be to die of old age."

These strong words have been echoing in my mind for a few days now. Words spoken by a woman from the Community of Peace of San José de Apartadó, in the northwest of Colombia, where I am currently present as an international companion. In this small community of farmers, one is grateful for old age. Because to grow old is to live. Whereas here there is not a single day where there is not a continuous struggle against a policy of death, against the armed forces (legal or illegal), political violence, massacre, murder, the continuous abuse of human rights... And what do they propose as a solution to all this? Revenge? No. Only a life project that allows them to live on their own land, with dignity. In peace. I breathe this desire while waiting together with the Community for Christmas. I will spend it far from home, but I will certainly not feel alone. Do you want to help us too?

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The fundraiser supports: Operation Dove in Colombia - 2021

Farmers threatened by armed groups are resisting nonviolently to continue living on their land: the presence of volunteers is necessary for their safety. Operation Dove, the nonviolent corps of the Pope John XXIII Community, is a concrete response to peace... support it!

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