Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for San José de Apartadó
By FOR-FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILLIATION USA
The American Friends Service Committee has nominated two Colombian groups for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their "extraordinary commitment to nonviolence in the midst of that country's 50-year-old conflict, and their exemplification of organized efforts by many Colombians to end that conflict justly."
One of the two nominees is the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, a rural community in northwestern Colombia. The community, which declared its nonviolent position in 1997, has been supported since 2002 by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) through its permanent Colombia Peace Presence.
Four years earlier, in 1998, FOR had honored San José de Apartadó with its Pfeffer International Peace Prize. Interestingly, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, received FOR's 1994 Pfeffer award.
FOR adds its voice to all those congratulating both the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and the Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca for this distinguished honor!
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