What We Do
Host a Peacemaker
Planning the visit
Hosts are asked to design an itinerary for the peacemaker's visit that provides many opportunities for meaningful engagement between the peacemaker and various groups and gatherings. Schedules should planned carefully and thoughtfully to make good use of the peacemaker's time and talents without it being overwhelming or exhausting. Including a variety of groups and settings enriches the experience both for the peacemaker and the mid-council or institution.
Hosts of peacemakers provide hospitality for the peacemaker during the visit. They arrange for the peacemaker's lodging, meals and local transportation. Ordinarily a team of people from the mid-council or institution share the responsibility for the logistics of the visit.
Costs AND TRAVEL
The hosting organization is asked to contribute $450 to help defray the cost of the program. The Peacemaking Program covers all international and domestic airline travel costs. We will make travel arrangements, purchase tickets, provide honoraria and health insurance, and inform hosts of travel schedules. As soon as your peacemaker’s visit has been confirmed, instructions for making the payment of $450 will be sent to you.
Application and notification
The 2015 application form will be on line from March 1 - June 1, 2015. After June 1, a number of peacemakers with open times in their itineraries may still be available. Consult the Peacemaking Program for remaining opportunities. Hosts will be notified as soon as placements are made. Payment of the $450 contribution is required to confirm and hold the placement.
All hosts, whether new to the program or experienced, are expected o take part in a mandatory webinar led by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.