International Peacemakers, a ministry of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, invites leaders from our partner churches around the world to share their experience as peacemakers. Understanding peace and justice concerns of others around the world will inspire, equip and connect Presbyterians in transforming cultures of violence into communities of peace. The itineration of International Peacemakers is intended to enhance the ministry of PC(USA) mid-councils, colleges, seminaries and institutions.
This year's International Peacemakers come from:ArgentinaCameroonCosta RicaCuba Dominican RepublicDR CongoEurope - Migrant MinistriesMyanmarPalestineRussiaSouth KoreaSouth SudanZambiaZimbabwe
They will help us become a Matthew 25 Church and bring unique experiences and stories from their work in the following areas:HUNGER MINISTRIES: I was hungry and you gave me foodCLEAN WATER/ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: I was thirsty and you gave me something to drinkIMMIGRATION/MIGRATION/REFUGEE WELCOME: I was a stranger and you welcomed mePOVERTY ALLEVIATION: I was naked and you gave me clothingHEALTH AND WELLNESS: I was sick and you took care of meRACISM/SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION AND VIOLENCE: I was in prison and you visited me
Cost: $475.00 (All airline travel is included. Hosting entities plan schedules in their regions and provide housing, local transportation, and all meals)
Applications will be received until July 1, 2019. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to first-time requests and those who have not hosted an International Peacemaker in recent years. After July 1, a few peacemakers may still have availability in their schedules. Please contact the Peacemaking Program for details.