Ridgway, PA: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

Nashville, TN: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

869The Fellowship of Reconciliation presents an informal evening of conversation with a Colombia conscientious objector at the home of Bill Northrup, member of FOR’s National Council:

The Courage to RefuseWar: A path to promote nonviolence and social justice

Colombian youth Sebastián Patiño speaks on refusing to participate in war as a member of Conscientious Objectors’ Collective Action (ACOOC).

War and militarism impact youths’ lives, especially when they are convinced, forced, or obligated to be soldiers and fight at the front lines, in futile wars that that profit few.


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Rochester, NY: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

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The Courage to Refuse War: A path to promote nonviolence and social justice

Colombian youth Sebastián Patiño speaks on refusing to participate in war as a member of Conscientious Objectors’ Collective Action (ACOOC).

War and militarism impact youths’ lives, especially when they are convinced, forced, or obligated to be soldiers and fight at the front lines, in futile wars that that profit few.


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Oneonta, NY: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

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The Courage to Refuse War: A path to promote nonviolence and social justice

Colombian youth Sebastián Patiño speaks on refusing to participate in war as a member of Conscientious Objectors’ Collective Action (ACOOC).

War and militarism impact youths’ lives, especially when they are convinced, forced, or obligated to be soldiers and fight at the front lines, in futile wars that that profit few.


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Ithaca, NY: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

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The Courage to Refuse War: A path to promote nonviolence and social justice

Colombian youth Sebastián Patiño speaks on refusing to participate in war as a member of Conscientious Objectors’ Collective Action (ACOOC).

War and militarism impact youths’ lives, especially when they are convinced, forced, or obligated to be soldiers and fight at the front lines, in futile wars that that profit few.

Amidst obligatory military service and a four-decade armed conflict, Colombian youth are courageously resisting to be part of the war machine: An organized youth movement has emerged to exert their rights as conscientious objectors to war and not perpetuate Colombia’s cycle of violence. Sebastián Patiño is an active member of Conscientious Objectors’ Collective Action (ACOOC), a Bogotá-based group of young people promoting non-violence and freedom of conscience.


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Ridgway, PA: The Courage to Refuse War: Colombian conscientious objector speaks

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The Courage to Refuse War: A path to promote nonviolence and social justice

Colombian youth Sebastián Patiño speaks on refusing to participate in war as a member of Conscientious Objectors’ Collective Action (ACOOC). This event will include a potluck dinner followed by a program.

War and militarism impact youths’ lives, especially when they are convinced, forced, or obligated to be soldiers and fight at the front lines, in futile wars that that profit few.


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