At the international Afghanistan Congress on December 4, 2011 we agreed to think about how to proceed with our mutual activities against the war in Afghanistan.
Under consideration was to hold a common Afghanistan peace conference.
We took over the task to invite you to a first preparatory meeting.
With this writing we address
– The Afghan exile communities in Germany and surrounding countries
– The German and European peace movement
(Our address lists are incomplete and fragmentary, so please spread this invitation)
The attractiveness of a mutual congress should be rooted in its internationality; it should not only include criticism on war but also a discussion about possible paths to peace – and possibly thoughts on peace of civil society.
In doing so, we do not want to reinvent the wheel – thoughts and propositions that are available are of great importance. A meaningful element of this congress could be to build a functional network between the peace movement, Afghan organizations and different organizations within the countries.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to discussions on an “Afghanistan Peace Conference 2012”.
Date: Saturday, April 14th
Time: 12:00 – 17:00
Location: Friedensbildungswerk Köln, Obenmarspforten 7-11, 50667 Köln, Germany
We do not want to present an agenda. First we should debate the general political situation and – if possible – develop thoughts on mutual activities. The center of attention should be the possibility of an international peace conference.
In hope to welcome you in Cologne, we remain respectfully yours,