H.Res.822 - Promoting local peace building efforts in Colombia and recognizing the courageous efforts of Colombian civil society and churches to establish peace communities, advance non-violent conflict resolution, and advocate for human dignity.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] (Introduced 05/18/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||05/18/2006 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.822 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/18/2006)
Commends the courage and supports the determination of leaders and members of civil society and faith communities who risk their lives to advance local peace-building efforts and promote peace, human rights, and human dignity in Colombia.
Recognizes the service and commitment of U.S. and Colombian churches, faith-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations for their advocacy and humanitarian assistance to promote peace, defend human rights, and improve the lives of the people of Colombia who have been displaced and marginalized.
Urges the Secretary of State to recognize and provide support for faith-based organizations and non-governmental organizations in Colombia, and their U.S. partners, for efforts to provide humanitarian assistance, promote peace and conflict resolution, advance human rights, and end the armed conflict in Colombia.
Calls upon the Secretary of State to monitor any acts of violence or human rights abuses committed against leaders or members of local peace-building efforts in Colombia by government forces, guerilla groups, or paramilitaries.