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.
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.
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.
The 2014 applications are now available through June 30, 2014. Apply now
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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.