Lessons from Venezuela

Global Ministries highly values the words and perspectives of partners. When partners tell us that they are concerned with something, it becomes the concern of Global Ministries, too. This profound act of listening and solidarity helps us all to walk together in mutuality and hope.

Recently, much has been happening in Venezuela. Global Ministries turned to our partner there, the Evangelical Pentecostal Union of Venezuela (UEPV) to learn more about the situation from their perspective. These pieces are developed to help you better connect to the UEPV and the situation in Venezuela. These resources may be used in worship, Sunday school, or for individual understanding and reflection.

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Advocacy Contexto - Learn more about the situation in Venezuela

Economic Blockades and Communion Bread - An article by Gamaliel Lugo and Elida Quevedo of the UEPV on communion, the blockade, and how the church is present in the midst of all of it.

Sharing Seeds of Solidarity and Communion - A worship litany

What We Have Seen and Heard: General Ministers and Presidents and Global Ministries Co-Executives Travel to Venezuela

What We Have Seen and Heard: Testimonies of a Pilgrimage to Venezuela

An Advent Letter of Solidarity - Signed by Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, Rev. Dr. Julia Brown Karimu, and Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson

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Next steps:

Contact your members of congress with the following messages:
-Support for HR1004 Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela
-Support for dialogue with no conditions
-Affirm the right of the Venezuelan people to self-determination
-Call for an end to U.S.-imposed economic sanctions on Venezuela   

Read the Advocacy Backgrounder: Venezuela - Intervention and the Politicization of International Aid

Read the Letter to President Trump Regarding Venezuela

Give a gift to support the ministries of the Evangelical Pentecostal Union of Venezuela (UEPV)

Plan a People to People Pilgrimage 


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  • Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ)
    published this page in News 2019-12-19 11:55:23 -0500