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
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For more trip details contact Eileen Schuhmann
More Precious than Gold: examining the impact of mining on water, soil, people and the environment
Dates: September 16-27, 2014
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014
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Description: Participants will travel to the Andes Mountains region of Bolivia to understand the challenges posed to local indigenous communities there by mining operations. Participants will witness the environmental degradation and damage that has resulted from the extractive activities there and learn about the efforts to document the impact and hold the industry accountable. This trip will also analyze the intersection between trade, climate change, and environmental justice issues.
Climate of Conflict: examining the root causes of social-environmental conflicts in Peru during the U.N. Convention on Climate Change (COP-20)
Dates: December 5-12, 2014
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
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Some need-based scholarship assistance is available from the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Description: Participants will visit sites in the Andes and coastal regions of Peru, where social-environmental conflicts are increasing and intensifying. This trip will explore issues of water management, contamination from extractive industries, and the impacts of climate change. Participants will attend the Peru/Bolivia Youth Congress to learn about ongoing efforts to address climate change in both countries. The trip will also provide participants with opportunities to attend civil society forums taking place on the outskirts of the COP-20.
CENTRAL AMERICA: GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, AND NICARAGUA
PW Travel Study Seminar -Healthy Food, Healthy Children, Healthy Communities
Dates: January 19 – 31, 2015
Description: Central America struggles with some of the highest rates of malnutrition for children under 5. How can a region so agriculturally rich be challenged with not having enough food for the population? This seminar will provide a panoramic view on issues of land grabbing, climate change and water access and contamination, and analyze the differences and similarities across countries. Learn More.
Other International Opportunities
Faith Delegations: 2014 Border to Border:Sponsored by the Just Trade Center, a Ministry of Frontera De Cristo.
Dates: October 31-November 8, 2014 & November 7-15, 2014
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014
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Description: Participating in a short term immersion trip is a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding of the economic, political, and spiritual connections that we have across borders and to understand the impact we have through our ongoing support of local, regional, and global mission. It gives us a meaningful opportunity to see how God works through individuals and in communities working together to create a positive change.
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.
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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