Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding


Semana por la Paz - Peace Week

August 30, 2010 • Kristi Flaherty


This September 5-12 the Catholic Church in Colombia is celebrating Semana por la Paz – Peace Week in honor of the thousands of victims of the Colombian conflict under the heading “Integral Reparation; because no victim is a stranger.” The aim of the annual Peace Week campaign is to raise awareness in Colombian society for the plight of the victims of the armed conflict and promote solidarity and a comprehensive reparations plan for them. The Catholic Church believes that to achieve a lasting solution to Colombia’s internal armed conflict it is vital to give voice to the many thousands of victims of paramilitary, guerrilla, state, and other violence in Colombia and ensure their active participation in the road to constructing peace.