Posts Categorized: International Peacemakers

Several International Peacemakers Are Still Available

Invite one of these peacemakers to visit your area during the Season of Peace Each year The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program invites leaders from our partner churches around the world to come to the PC(USA) to share their experiences as peacemakers in their own lands.  This year they will be here visiting the churches of our… Read more »

Applications to Host International Peacemakers Extended Through July 15

Bring a peacemaker from around the world to speak in your presbytery, synod or institution Some of the 2012 International Peacemakers  There is still time to submit an application to host one of the international peacemakers coming this Fall to itinerate across the PCUSA.  It is a great opportunity learn about efforts in places all… Read more »

The Spirit Moving During International Peacemaker Visits

A Reflection by Abigail Heimach The Peacemaking Program sent out surveys to hosts, International Peacemakers, and participants.  As the staff sifts through the results, we are seeing common themes. We are hearing of experiences that touched people’s souls—experiences that clearly reflect the workings of the Spirit, that inspire and energize peacemaking. Many of the International… Read more »

Insights of American Brokenness from an International Peacemaker

A Reflection by Abigail Heimach  Arda Aghazarian, one of the International Peacemakers from Palestine, told a story about traveling to the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Orange County, California.  Crystal Cathedral is a church building made of glass panes, all orchestrated by the Reformed Church of America.  An 18 million dollar project, the Reformed Church… Read more »

All in this Together

A Reflection by Abigail Heimach Just as the International Peacemakers arrived into Louisville, KY for their orientation, I began my work in the Peacemaking Program as part-time staff.  Before I fully understood the nature of the program, I was helping with preparations—arranging meals, arranging worship, and learning about the many people who have dedicated themselves… Read more »

2012 International Peacemakers Gather in Louisville

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program welcomes 14 peacemakers from 11 countries as they gather in Louisville, KY for orientation September 18-20.  They will be traveling to congregations, mid-councils and other institutions from September 21-October 29. 

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Welcome to the 2011 International Peacemakers

Please pray for them as they begin their month of visits throughout the Presbyterian Church (USA). From left to right:  Mazen Asaqa (Iraq), Sunil Mankhin (Bangladesh), David Thomas (Mexico mission co-worker), Brenda Trinidad Espitia (Mexico), Karla Ann Koll (Guatemala mission co-worker), Marina Shishova (Russia), Juana Herlinda Yac Salanic (Guatemala), Emad Ramzy Philobbos (Egypt), Arda Aghazarian… Read more »

Learn about Madagascar in New York

In the New York City area? Consider learning about the church at work in Madagascar. Madagascar: The Witness of the Church A Brown Bag Lunch12:00 – 1:30 p.m.September 26, 2011Presbytery of New York City475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1600 The Rev. Hubert Rakotoarivony and Dan Turk will speak to the current situation in Madagascar and efforts of the Church of… Read more »

Security Council meets on civilians in armed conflict

Twice a year, the United Nations Security Council has an open debate around the role of civilians in armed conflict. Today, the Security Council held this biannual debate, with testimony from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping…

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