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18 April 2008

Defending human rights in Colombia - preview

Cecilia Naranjo spends her time accompanying displaced communities in Colombia, as well as representing them nationally and internationally. Ruth Cherrington met her and learned more about how she keeps going despite threats and intimidation

Spirituality is often linked to a sense of 'other worldliness,' of what lies beyond the concerns of this world
  • When talking to Colombian human rights defender and nun Cecilia Naranjo, it soon becomes clear how it can be interwoven with human rights and environmental issues
  • Saving people and the planet, in her perspective, are part of a tangible expression of spirituality


  • This impressive woman of faith is the legal representative for the Inter-church Commission for Justice and Peace (Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz)
  • Her work includes accompanying displaced communities at the grassroots level as well as representing them nationally and internationally
  • It's both high profile and yet very much hands on

  • Ruth Cherrington

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