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News

YAV in Peru works with indigenous tribes seeking recognition

New reasons for hope in pollution-ravaged Peruvian communities
Government implements specialized health care for those affected by corporate pollution  A recent letter campaign aimed at securing new and improved health facilities for heavily polluted communities in Peru is being called a success. Read more.

Feb 2015  Presbyterians work with ecumenical partners to address climate change
Presbyterians had a front-row seat in the international discussion on climate change in Peru. The Presbyterian Hunger Program hosted a reflection-action trip with its partner, the Joining Hands Network, coinciding with the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Lima. 

May 2014  The path to legal same-sex civil unions in Peru
The proposal of a law that protects the rights of same-sex couples has caused a wave of criticism

Sept 2013  Evangelical leaders in Peru commit to fight corruption

Dec 2012  Peru Mission Network meets in Peru, makes long-range plans; issues discussed: mining, narcotrafficking, water, the economy

April 2012 The lead smelter in La Oroya will not reopen any time soon
People prayed and acted; the Peruvian government listened and acted

Successful Global Vigil with Peruvians
Presbyterians joined their voices with Peruvian religious leaders and residents of the polluted city of La Oroya for a prayer vigil celebrated on World Water Day, March 22. Read more


Background

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) traces the beginning of its involvement in Peru to the early 1900s through Presbyterian mission efforts from Scotland and the United States. One of our partner churches in Peru is a union of those two early traditions and also a union of Mestizo and Amerindian Presbyterians. The PC(USA) has an additional partnership with another church with a strong Reformed heritage, the Evangelical Church of Peru.

The PC(USA)'s mission personnel in Peru work with Joining Hands Against Hunger Peru (JHAH-PERU), with Presbyterians who do short-term mission work, and in theological education.

Read a brief history of Peru

Partner churches

Evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed Church of Peru (IEPRP)
Peruvian Evangelical Church (IEP)

Resource

We Believe Mission Stories for Youth & Adults (PDS #664901) is a 13-session curriculum produced by Congregational Ministries Publishing for summer 2009. It features Bible studies written by participants of the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program and stories that connect participants to 13 mission sites around the world, including Peru. We Believe Mission Stories 2009 for Children (PDS #664900) is a curriculum (K–5) featuring stories from the children of PC(USA) mission personnel or PC(USA) mission personnel who work with children. Cost of each series: $29.95.

Presbytery partnership

Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy

Peru Mission Network

• For information contact Calvin Gittner, Randy Ross, or Karen Wilson

The Peru Mission Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.

Learn more about Peru

Visit the BBC country profile.


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