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Peace & Justice

International Peacemakers arrive in the U.S.

On the eve of International Day of Peace, 15 peacemakers from around the world arrived in the U.S. to begin their two-week visit. From now until October 16 the participants will scatter across the country speaking with churches, public and private schools, universities, women and men’s groups and much more. Organizers say this is the largest group to participate as International Peacemakers.

International Peacemaker to share need for health services in Malawi

You might think raising 10 adopted children as a single parent would be its own full-time job. For most it would be, but not for Mphasto Nguluwe. A nurse by profession, she somehow balances her prodigious parental duties with being Director for the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod Aids Program (LISAP). LISAP implements initiatives that promote quality of life for children living with HIV and whose goal is to ensure an HIV-free generation. As director, she heads three hospitals and 12 health facilities in the Synod’s catchment area. It includes working with a staff of more than 600 who serve about one million Malawians in remote locations. Nguluwe will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 2017 International Peacemakers series.

Travel Study Seminar takes Presbyterians to Guatemala and Costa Rica

A group of Presbyterians from across the U.S. recently had a front row seat on the impact of corporate involvement on the environment and human rights in Central America. Approximately a dozen people took part in a two-week travel study seminar to Guatemala and Costa Rica learning about extractive mining, the impact on rivers and streams and the daily struggles of residents who must some times choose between good health and providing for their families.

Hacedora de Paz centroamericana visitara los EE.UU. este otoño

La Rvda. Delia Leal es la Coordinadora Regional del programa del Ministerio de la Mujer en México y Centroamérica con el Centro Protestante para Estudios Pastorales en Centroamérica (CEDEPCA). Actualmente, Leal sirve como pastora para una congregación bautista, y hablará con congregaciones y organizaciones de los Estados Unidos este otoño como parte del Programa de Hacedores Internacionales de Paz 2017 del Programa Presbiteriano por la Paz.

이번 가을 미국을 방문할 중앙 아메리카의 평화 조정자

델리아 레알Delia Leal 목사는 중앙 아메리카 목회 연구센터(CEDEPCA)와 멕시코 및 중앙 아메리카 여성부 프로그램의 지역 코디네이터이다. 현재 침례교 목회자인 레알Leal은 장로교 평화 프로그램과 함께하는 2017년 국제 평화 프로그램의 일환으로 올 가을에 미국 회중 및 기관들과 대화할 것이다.

Central American peacemaker to visit U.S. this fall

The Rev. Delia Leal is the regional coordinator for the Women’s Ministry program in Mexico and Central America with the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA). Currently a pastor for a Baptist congregation, Leal will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the 2017 International Peacemakers with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

Kenyan peacemaker to visit U.S. this fall

Phares Nyaga Mithamo, an ordained Elder of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 2017 International Peacemakers series.

Presbyterian Peacemaker from Myanmar will speak in U.S. this fall

With a population of more than 60 million people, Myanmar (Burma) is a country rich in natural and mineral resources, but its citizens are some of the poorest in the world. The Rev. Pek Muan Cuang, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM), will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 2017 International Peacemakers series.