Environmental theology and alternative energy in Peru

This September, take part in an action trip to the rugged Andes and the majestic coast of Peru.

The trip, which will take place on September 12–18, 2009, will provide an opportunity to learn more about Peru and see some unforgettable sites along the way, it will also be an opportunity to get involved in the work of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its Peruvian partners.

Participants will interact with local leaders in Peru to study God’s vision for creation from the perspective of Latin American theologians. By focusing on the environmental aspects of the work of Joining Hands Against Hunger–Peru, the team will interact with local advocacy groups and visit the site of a U.S.-owned smelter that has generated much controversy and even more pollution over the years. JHAH-Peru works with Uniendo Manos in Peru.

For those interested in alternative energy there may also be a workshop organized by participants for local churches on energy-conserving methods in the metropolitan area of Lima. This will depend on participants’ talents and professional experience in green collar jobs. As an alternative, participants will focus on Peru’s environmental conflicts and will study how these conflicts may relate to the United States’ international policies.

The cost of the trip is $1,500, which includes round-trip international airfare, lodging, and transportation in Peru. A portion of this price will be invested in equipping local leaders with energy-saving technology and training. This price does not include food expenses.

To register for this trip or for more information, contact Marisa Bustamante or by phone at (502) 569-5103. The deadline to register is August 12, 2009, so sign up today! Don’t miss out on this awesome experience to visit, share and see what is going on with our brothers and sisters in Peru.

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