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Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
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Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
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Louisville, KY 40202

What We Do

About the International Peacemaker Program

An overview of the program

In an increasingly conflict-ridden and fragmented world, the God who grants peace and wholeness calls Christians to understand and address the root causes of violence and injustice so that we may share in mending the brokenness that exists in our world. Peacemaking is the human response to God’s gift of peace giving. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program invites leaders from our partner churches around the world to share their experiences as peacemakers in their own lands.

As these International Peacemakers share their stories, they help us to understand the peace and justice concerns of others around the world while giving insights to those in our own communities. Moreover, they broaden our sense of God’s inclusive family and so better equip us to build a culture of peace and nonviolence for all God’s children.


Peacemakers will be available for visits this year between September 19 - October 12.  They will meet together in Louisville at the Presbyterian Mission Agency before and after their itineration.  Visits from International Peacemakers to hosting mid-councils and institutions generally last 3-5 days, excluding travel days.

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Peacemakers for 2014

This year we welcome the following peacemakers:

CARIBBEAN - Rev. Nicole Ashwood

COLOMBIA - Yasmin Cristina Mosquera Garcia

EGYPT - Ibrahim Makram

ETHIOPIA - Rev. Tseganesh Ayele Asele

MADAGASCAR - Rev. Lala Haja Rasendrahasina

MALAWI - Mr. Moses Makandwire

MEXICO - Jocabed Gallegos

PALESTINE - George Abu Eid

PHILIPPINES - Rev. Irma Mepico Balaba

RUSSIA - Victor Ignatenkov (accompanied by Ellen Smith, Regional Liaison for Russia)

SOUTH SUDAN - James Ninrew

SYRIA - Rev. Salam Hanna

Photos and bios are posted on the Meet the Peacemakers page.

International Peacemakers / Mission Co-Worker Partnership

Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and World Mission, some International Peacemakers each year are accompanied by PC(USA) mission workers. Together they will share stories of how churches in these countries live out the Gospel. Our hope is that this will deepen and broaden the faith life of the Presbyterians who hear these stories.


International Peacemakers are available to mid-councils* and Presbyterian colleges and seminaries for itineration through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. We ask that requests for International Peacemakers be made in consultation with your  mid-council's peacemaking or mission committee.  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. All applications must be completed in full. Please ensure that your middle governing body is included in the planning of your International Peacemaker’s visit.

Application Forms

The 2014 application form is on line from April 1 - June 30, 2014. After June 30, a number of peacemakers with open times in their itineraries may still be available.  Consult the Peacemaking Program.  

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