International Ecumenical Gathering For Peace
BogotĂˇ, April 8-11, 2015
There is no one recipe for building peace. Each country has suffered pain from war at levels that others cannot imagine. These are just some of the shared examples of wisdom that came out of the 8-11 April International Ecumenical Encounter for Peace in Colombia.
The event drew seventy-plus women and men from around the world to discuss ways the church can build peace in the face of the ongoing war in Colombia. The group exchanged peacebuilding experiences from the regional, national and international levels.
Representatives of Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Mennonite, Assemblies of God, Foursquare Church, Presbyterian, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Reformed and Colombian communities participated. They discussed strategies to deal with lost loved ones, threats, and displacement from the ongoing conflict over land and power.