Carol and Charles Spring
Charles and Carol started their time with CPT in July 2001 on a delegation to Chiapas followed by a month with the team accompanying the return of internally displaced pacifist Mayans to their homes. They then spent a year with CPT in Colombia from March 2002 through March 2003, from which they draw the bulk of their stories. Their experiences there include accompanying villages in the rural areas around Barrancabermeja, engaging paramilitary and guerrilla forces in discussions of nonviolence, and collaborating with local human rights groups. Charles returned to Colombia for another month in September 2003. They then spent October 2003 at the CPT Grassy Narrows project in northwestern Ontario, Canada, accompanying a blockade to prevent environmental and cultural devastation. Currently they live in the Washington D.C. area, but also frequently travel to New Mexico and to the San Francisco Bay area to visit family. Other experiences that helped shape their direction and vision include leadership in the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, California (a peace and justice church), and delegations to the US/Mexico border led by BorderLinks.
Carol is a fiddler/violinist, guitarist, singer, and poet. Charles is a community organizer, helping people make links between local and global issues.
- Fiddle and guitar
- Linking consumption and violence (audience participation skits)
- Singing folksongs in Spanish and English
- Stories of creative nonviolent resistance
- Two person preaching
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