September 27-October 21
Meet the peacemakers who are with us this year
Biographies and photos of the peacemakers are available by clicking on each name below. In some cases, the information is being withheld for the individual's safety.
Colombia- German Zarate-Durier
Iran- Rev. Mansour Khajehpour
Iraq- Dr. Zuhair Fathalla
Israel/Palestine- Nora Kort
Jamaica- Rev. Nicole Ashwood - CANACOM (Caribbean and North America Council for Mission)
Northern Ireland- Rev. Wilfred Orr
South Sudan- Rev. Joseph Romolem Ngare
Syria- (name withheld for safety)
peacemakers WE HOPE TO INCLUDE IN 2014
Here are the peacemakers we were not able to include in 2013. We hope to include them in the group for 2014
Ethiopia- Mr. Mamo Wajega
India- Dr. George Zachariah
Malawi- Rev. Moses Makandwire
Philippines- Rev. Irma Mepico Balaba
About the international peacemakers 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 healing stories, they help us to understand the peace and justice concerns of others around the world while giving us insights into 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.
INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKERS / MISSION CO-WORKER PARTNERSHIP
Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and World Mission, some International Peacemakers will be 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.
how much DOES IT COST?
Hosts of International Peacemakers are asked to pay $450 to help with travel costs within this country, and to provide room, board and ground transportation within your local area. The Peacemaking Program will cover international travel and part of the domestic travel costs and 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.
Request an international peacemaker
International Peacemakers are available to mid-councils*, Presbyterian colleges and seminaries for itineration through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Requests for International Peacemakers must be made through 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. Request forms for 2014 should be available by April 1, 2014.
Thank you for your comment about the International Peacemakers itineration. We had hoped that we'd be able to post their itineration this year, but for a number of reasons that didn't happen. The peacemakers have been out there for 2 weeks, but they still have one week left. Let us know where you are, and we'll check to see if there is anyone near you. If so, we'll get you their schedule or get you to the right person to advise.
How do I find info regarding where the International Peacemakers will be speaking? I live in a very rural area and have this issue, yearly, trying to get information on their destinations. I would like to travel to one of the sites and be a part of this terrific, educational program! When I enter a search item, it takes me to this page and the info is not here...
Hosts of International Peacemakers are asked to provide room, board and ground transportation within your local area.
Is room, board & Ground transportation in the local area the responsibility of the host congregation?
I used to do a lot locally, nationally and internationally. My health has gotten much better, and I'd like to do more, again.