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CPAL - Social sector reflects on the reality of Colombia and Venezuela

(May-2013)

Between 2 and 4 of May, approximately 40 representatives from different social centres of the Society of Jesus in Venezuela met at Virgin of Quebrada, a retreat house located at Teques, to reflect on the role of these institutions in the present reality of Venezuela. Fr. Francisco de Roux, Provincial of Colombia also took part virtually in the meeting through internet, and shared his personal experience of working for peace in Magdalena Medio. His reflections on human dignity, and on the dramatic cases of murders in the context of war in Colombia, made the sharing more inspiring and instructive, in order to look for ways to bring lasting peace. Fr. Roux also reflected and made a series of observations on the delicate situation of Venezuela - an outcome of the present political conflict - and analysed the context of polarization taking place and presented a list of recommendations for our work during the meeting. Fr. José Virtuoso, Rector of Ucab, also made a presentation on the reality of the nation. The meeting came to an end with the information given on "Peace Building" by Luis Carlos Díaz, as the theme for the next meeting.