COLOMBIA: Religious Peace?

Hope rose last week for a truce in Colombia's bitter religious strife. A Colombian Catholic, José Maria Chaves, 29, now teaching at Queens College, New York, and worried about anti-Protestant violence in his homeland, suggested a formula for peace. Its gist: Protestants should agree to a missionary quota, stop publicizing persecution unless new attacks occur, limit preaching to churches, avoid attacking Catholic dogmas and priests. The Roman Catholic Church and the pro-Catholic government should agree to denounce and punish anti-Protestant assaults, guarantee freedom of worship.

Such an agreement, Chaves hoped, would make the missions of some 30,000 Protestants acceptable in...

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