In July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared that access to clean water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. Today more than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Moreover, scarcity and unequal access to water are major risk factors for violent conflict.
Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) engineering, health, and peacebuilding staff will be the conversation partners with faculty from engineering, nursing, law, geography and the environment, and business in this day-long symposium
John Paul Lederach keynote address to The Transformative Mosaic conference hosted by Mediation Northern Ireland, on The Art & Soul of Civic Leadership.In the conference Lederach addresses several forms of conflict transformation.
Several NGOs and members of the Colombian civil Society do a pilgrimage for peace in order to protest for the state´s violence against them. Several civil society resistance groups go throughout the country telling their story and trying to get peace and justice.
In this 11 minute documentary the life of 2 pastors that are working for peace in Colombia is shown. They risk their lives everyday in order to accomplish one goal: for Colombia to live in peace. At the end of the video they ask one think of the United States, to change military aid for humanitarian aid.
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