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Seeking a Reason to Serve

Reflecting on 8 Years of Joining Hands El Salvador By Doris Evangelista | ARUMES, Joining Hands El Salvador Para la versión en español Doris speaks to the media. Photo courtesy of ARUMES.In September of 2011, I decided to quit my job and gave myself some time to look for a new one. I had one… Read more »

Buscando una Razón de Servicio

Reflexionando sobre 8 Años de la Red Uniendo Manos El Salvador De Doris Evangelista | ARUMES For the English version Doris speaks to the media. Photo courtesy of ARUMES.En septiembre del 2011 decidí renunciar a mi trabajo, dándome tiempo para buscar uno nuevo, encontré una oferta muy buena, y en ese proceso estaba cuando yo… Read more »

Un legado de defensa de los derechos humanos y restauración de la dignidad

De Conrado Oliver | Red Uniendo Manos Peru                                                                                        For the English Version Aquí en Perú, a fines de la década de 1990, con la facilitación de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.), una convergencia de personas e instituciones de ideas afines se unieron… Read more »

A Legacy of Defending Human Rights and Restoring Dignity

Joining Hands Peru celebrates twenty years of ministry By Conrado Olivera | Red Uniendo Manos Peru Para la versión en español Here in Peru, at the end of the 1990s, with the facilitation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a convergence of like-minded people and institutions came together to form the Red Uniendo Manos Peru (Peru… Read more »

PHP partner works for food security in Gaza

Vulnerable and disadvantaged farmers in the most damaged areas of Gaza benefit from agricultural support The Gaza Strip is a  self-governing Palestinian territory bordered by Egypt and Israel along the Mediterranean sea. There are more than 1.8 million people living there on land that measures just under than 150 sq. mi. Since 2007, Israel and… Read more »

Prayers for Nigeria

Boko Haram violence, severe food insecurity and U.S. travel ban By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Staff On January 18, a U.N. humanitarian facility in Ngala, Borno State, Nigeria, on the border with Cameroon, was violently attacked by non-state armed groups. The aid workers there were providing assistance to more than 55,000 people facing… Read more »

The Beginning of Joining Hands

Reflecting on a 20 Year Journey By Lionel Derenoncourt | The former PHP Associate for International Hunger Concerns In 1993-94, the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) was drowning in international funding requests. We were receiving hundreds of requests from groups unknown to us. Dozens of applications were submitted twice a year from countries like India, Sierra… Read more »

A Prayer for Haiti

Haitians strive to regain balance 10 years after massive earthquake By Cindy Corell | Mission Coworker Loving God, we pray in this moment for all who suffered through the earthquake that struck Haiti at 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Those seconds that counted less than a minute destroyed lives. More than 200,000 people… Read more »

Fifteen Years of Land Rights Work in Sri Lanka

Praja Abhilasha network has been fighting alongside communities to regain lands taken during wartime and after the tsunami By Raajan Francis | Praja Abhilasha On December 26, 2004, a powerful tsunami waves devastated the Sri Lankan coastal areas around the country destroying fishing villages, flooding rice fields and plantations and sowing grief among rural and… Read more »

Twenty Years of Work for Transparency in Mining, Oil and Gas

RELUFA advocates for improved policies on transparency in revenues from the exploitation of natural resources By Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA The Joining Hands Initiative (JH) was launched 20 years ago by the Presbyterian Church USA through its Presbyterian Hunger Program, marking a new approach to its hunger ministry. The approach is anchored on the understanding… Read more »