Seeking Peace, Adding to the Beauty
This experience will take place mainly in the beautiful, cool, colonial city of Bogota, Colombia, located high in the Andes mountains. Students will learn about the challenges of faith-based peace building from the perspective of a society which has experienced conflict for many years. Bi-cultural (US-Colombian) facilitators from Mennonite Central Committee will lead us in reflecting on our role in an unequal world and how we can build bridges for international understanding.
We will become acquainted with the practice of the Colombian churches and church organizations
such as Justapaz and Christan Peacemaker Teams that are working for social, political,
economic and spiritual transformation in their context. Together with them we will
explore ways that we can become instruments of God for justice and peacemaking. All
students will live with a Colombian family during their stay, and a 2-3 day excursion
will provide an opportunity to experience even more of the beauty of Colombia.
May 8 - 29, 2014
Leader: Paul Neufeld Weaver
Program fee: $2,100
passport and vaccinations required