Prayer urged after Colombians reject FARC peace agreement
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The Bishop of Colombia has appealed for prayer after the citizens of the war-torn country narrowly rejected a peace deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The Diocese of Colombia, part of the US-based Episcopal Church, was a strong supporter of the peace process and had offered its facilities as “spaces for exercises in reconciliation.” But last week, in a referendum, the peace deal was rejected with 50.2 per cent of the population voting against and only 49.8 per cent supporting it.