The Emmaus Lutheran Church in the city of Medellin has launched a very exciting ministry: The House of Reconciliation and Peace Education. This last Saturday, April 22, I was able to accompany the inauguration of the initial program of the House of Reconciliation and Peace Education, which is a certificate course called “Conflict, Justice and Reconciliation”. The participants in the course will meet every other Saturday from now until November and study together issues regarding the Colombian conflict, human rights, resolving interpersonal conflicts, peace-building and reconciliation. Here is a link to the website, for those who know Spanish.
This first day of the course, we were grateful for the talk given by Oscar Castaño from the Sabaneta University in Medellin regarding the different dimensions of the Colombian conflict and the fundamental concepts of the peace process.
|Oscar Castaño from the Sabaneta University, giving a very important talk on the peace process in Colombia. Photo by Curtis.|