18 Abril 2017

Lo único que puede salvarnos de la barbarie: una cultura de paz.

“The only thing that can save us from cruelty and savagery: a culture of peace.”

– Gabriel García Márquez

April 18th, 2017

Today I met the entire Somos CaPAZes team, listened to an excellent presentation about the history, mission, and the work of their organization, and presented on the work of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies as well.  It was an early start to the day after arriving in Bogota the night before.  I worked closely with two staff members of Somos CaPAZes to design a peace program for a workshop with children that coming Saturday.   Both organizations are looking forward to exchanging best practices and establishing strong relationships for future academic research.

The weather may be moody and cold in Bogota, but the people certainly are not.  It is always a gift to be surrounded by like-minded people who are passionate about the same things, working towards similar goals, and facing similar challenges.  Peace continues to be relatively allusive, but the path towards achieving this peace seems less impossible when you’re surrounded by a community of hopeful, hard working peacemakers.

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