Date and Time:
1. Salon duc Tape - Making Peace in Colombia - June 9th
What are the barriers to peace in Colombia?
The current civil war in Colombia began in the early 1960s, when government troops started attacking peasant communities that they suspected of harboring Communists. This led to the creation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 1964, which waged war against the government until 2016. Although the FARC and the Colombian government signed a peace agreement in November of 2016, some fighting still continues.
Stan Miller of the Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship recently visited the conflict area of Colombia as a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams. He will discuss the systemic and structural problems which cause the conflict to continue despite the peace process. Stan has been involved in peace issues since he was in high school, including work in Salvadoran refugee camps in the early '80s and work in Cambodia in the late '80s. He traveled to Colombia to see firsthand the work of Christian Peacemaker Teams and to listen to stories from people in the region.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by Strength Through Peace, meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at the Wild Boar Café, located at 1510 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins. The formal program begins at 7:20. For more information, email Strength Through Peace, or call us at 419-8944.