Tag: human rights

The Right not to Kill

The first time Jhonatan David Vargas was illegally recruited by the Colombian national army and detained at a military base, he knew nothing about his rights to conscientious objection. What he did know, however, was that he did not want to learn how to kill. A active churchgoer in his home town of Barrancabermeja, Jhonatan

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Advocacy in Ottawa

EspaƱol A lifetime and three years ago, I lived in Ottawa. It was wonderful, despite polar vortex conditions. They say you can never go back but last week I did. I ate a falafel, had wonderful conversations with old friends, spent too much money on books and maple syrup, and connected with the MCC Ottawa

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