What We Do
South Africa Travel Study Seminar
TWENTY YEARS TOWARD JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND A LASTING PEACE
JOHANNESBURG AND CAPE TOWN
12 Presbyterians traveled to South Africa November 3-15, 2014 to explore this still-transforming nation's efforts to overcome the legacies of state-imposed racial and economic inequality and build a new nation marked by justice, equality and reconciliation. They met with past and present church and community leaders and learned more about South Africa's ongoing struggles including the HIV and AIDS pandemic, land redistribution, educational reforms, and racial reconciliation.
Northern Ireland Travel Study Seminar
RECONCILIATION IN THE CELTIC CONTEXT; APRIL 2-11, 2013
The Travel Study Seminar to Northern Ireland focused on conflict transformation and Celtic spirituality. Meeting with historians, conflict mediators, and community leaders who have been instrumental and continue to be engaged in the ongoing work of peace and nonviolence in Northern Ireland.
reflections from the Travel Study Seminar in Northern Ireland:
- Follow our group of 27 Peacemakers as we blog daily. Read
- Navan Centre, Lunch with the Deputy Mayor of Armgh, Tours of the Two St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, and a visit to First Presbyterian Church. Read
- An Up-Close look at Belfast’s “Peace Wall” and the Neighborhood it Divides Read
- Following the path of Patrick. Read
- Worshiping with Belfast Congregations. Read
- Exploring the traumatic aftermath of violence. Read
- Our visit to Derry/Londonderry the city of Bloody Sunday. Read
- Putting the pieces together with prayer discernment and small group conversation. Read
Philippines Travel Study Seminar
Human Trafficking and Environmental Devastation; February 12-22, 2013
The Travel Study Seminar to the Philippines focused on understanding the complex realities of poverty and how climate events has contributed to the rise in human trafficking modern day slavery in the Philippines. Meeting with workers, trafficked survivors, and church partners who continue to work for peace and human rights in the Philippines.
Highlights from the Travel Study Seminar in the Philippines: