The Presbyterian Hunger Program is promoting experiential trips which analyze the root causes of hunger and poverty while calling participants to engage in solidarity actions with our local and global partners.
International Trips to Joining Hands Countries
Go, Join, act! El Salvador
Working toward Food Sovereignty:
Experience the struggles of Salvadoran communities to restore a broken food system to wholeness, and explore ways to partner with them for positive change
Dates: October 13-20, 2015; 2016 dates TBA
Description: Participants in this 8 day Reflection & Action trip will learn firsthand about the struggles of communities to save traditional seeds and produce food in harmony with Creation. Participants will march with thousands on World Food Day, and speak with local church leaders, food justice and environmental activists, and local farmers advocating for laws and systems that put the land and people first.
Click here for a one page summary of the trip.
For more trip details, contact Eileen Schuhmann
Other International Opportunities
Each year the Presbyterian Hunger Program leads a one-week delegation of 12 Presbyterians from around the United States. Participants experience the benefits of Fair Trade first-hand when they visit coffee, craft and sewing cooperatives and have the opportunity to deepen their commitments to global discipleship in learning about the items we buy from clothes to coffee, handicrafts to Sweat-Free T-shirts.
The delegation is perfect for anyone involved in a congregation, college or camp that uses Fair Trade coffee, tea or T-shirts. It’s also great for anyone who has hosted a holiday bazaar with Fair Trade products, or simply wants to learn more.
border to border delegation
Dates: November 6-14, 2015
Each year Frontera de Cristo leads a 15 participant delegation on Coffee, Migration & Faith from Douglas, Ariz., & Agua Prieta, Sonora, to Salvador Urbina, Chiapas. Walk the trails on which many coffee farmers have migrated! Participants will also visit the Just Coffee roasting facility, get an overview of the U.S border policy and have conversations with ranching families affected by migration.
Mosaic of Peace
A Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference in Israel/Palestine
April 4-16, 2016
We are called to be witnesses to and for peace in the Holy Land. In faithful and hope-filled response, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program's Mosaic of Peace conference invites Presbyterians to experience this remarkable and troubled region, encounter its diverse people, explore its rich history and complex situation, and engage with those seeking its peace. Includes visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Galilee.
Learn more about Mosaic of Peace.
Some of our national grant partners offer mission trip experiences. Click below for more information. For a map of other opportunities offered by these groups visit our National Development site.
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