Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and the Caribbean office currently walks with dozens of partner churches and ecumenical organizations in 20 countries where we are responding together to God’s call to serve all of creation. Global Ministries accompanies partners as they grow innovative ministries through prayer, the sending and receiving of missionaries and financial support; Global Ministries is accompanied by our partners in the rich exchange of ideas and lasting friendships that come with the many People-to-People Pilgrimages that take place every year in this region.

In Latin America the church reminds us that ministry is not limited to pastors and missionaries, but includes all walks of life – nurses, teachers, sociologists, lawyers, economists, human rights advocates, farmers, health educators, social workers, construction workers, physicians – all who engage in preaching through their talents, energy and time to share the Good News of God’s love that calls for justice and peace for all of humanity.

We are blessed by the many churches, organizations, and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean as they strive to:

  • Provide theological training for the next generation of church leaders
  • Promote the rights and livelihoods of women and children
  • Build communities of peace with justice
  • Advocate for the rights of displaces peoples
  • Heal the deep wounds caused by violence and natural disasters
  • Challenge the lingering injustices of colonialism

Latin America & the Caribbean News

“I Have Observed the Misery of My People”

A Letter from the Churches in El Salvador Exodus 3:7 (NRSV) We, pastors and priests of…

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Paren: A Call to Stop Forced Recruitment of Children to War and Conflict in Colombia

On February 12, 2021, the Mennonite Center for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Action, better known…

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Update from The Evangelical Congregational Church of Argentina (IECA)

The Evangelical Congregational Church of Argentina (IECA) has a membership of approximately 6,000…

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Mission Stories

Video Reflection: A Hammock of Hands

Elena Huegel serves with the Intercultural Research and Studies Institute (INESIN) in Mexico….

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On Loss and Silver Linings

In the face of the growing coronavirus pandemic, I unceremoniously left Chiapas in late March. I…

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Plant a tree

“What do you need for tomorrow?” Jorge, a quiet, attentive twelve year old asks me in Spanish,…

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