Testimonio: Telling the Story of the Accompaniment and Solidarity in Latin America and the Caribbean Through 2018
As we end this year of witnessing God´s presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, we cannot avoid feeling in our spirit, mind and will the spiritual strength of solidarity. Our partners continued embracing the Spirit through receiving pilgrimages, sponsoring workshops and projects, sharing resources in an ecumenical way and confronting the powers that deny the fullness of life. The Caribbean Initiative came to closure with resources and experiences that will endure not only in the work of the continent but also globally. The accompaniment of our partners through civil unrest, migrations, and emergencies awakened a divine presence through the experience of contingency. The Good News were heard and shared in a powerful way.Read more
A Reflection on the Caribbean-US Forum on Theological Education and PraxisRead more
The Caribbean Initiative sponsored a pilgrimage called “Caribbean-US Forum on Theological Education and Praxis” from September 24th to October 1st, 2018 in Kingston, Jamaica. On that pilgrimage, representatives of five theological institutions from the U.S. and four from the Caribbean gathered to challenge themselves mutually in the process of developing theological education that can respond to the social challenges in the Caribbean region, as well as in the U.S.Read more
In April 2018, Disciples women from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming gathered for the Wild Women of the West, an interregional Disciples Women conference, in Scottsdale, Arizona. These women were joined by five international sisters from Jamaica, Colombia, Democratic Republic in the Congo, India, and Puerto Rico.Read more
Global Ministries is excited to announce new mission priority positions in Jamaica, Haiti, and Lesotho. These are three to four year positions that meet a critical need for our partners.Read more
The Reverend Julia Brown Karimu, President of the Division of Overseas Ministries and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, together with the Reverend Angel L. Rivera Agosto, Executive for Latin America and the Caribbean of Global Ministries, visited with partners in Jamaica, from February 7 to 12, 2018. During their visit, they had the opportunity to dialogue with the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the United Theological College for the Western Isles, and the International University of the Caribbean.Read more
Kingston, JamaicaRead more
Jamaica and the Cayman IslandsRead more
Originally posted here, February 27, 2017
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The London-based international human rights group, Amnesty International, has criticised the situation in three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries on issues ranging from the “ill-treatment of documented migrants” to alleged crimes against humanity.Read more
Trip is at capacity, please keep an eye out for future travel opportunities
Global Ministries invites you to join in a transformational pilgrimage to visit partners in Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic this fall. From October 3rd to the 13th participants will experience the life giving work of three of the child sponsorship sites - Mt. Olivet Boys' Home, Pringle Children’s Home, and House of Hope, as well as witnessing the work of four partners – CONASPEH, the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Caminante, and CECAF.
During this trip you will have the opportunity to meet with the children and adults that are benefiting from the ministries of partners in the region while learning first-hand about the joys and concerns facing the people that we walk with in partnership.
This opportunity is being organized by the Child and Elder Sponsorship Program, the Latin America & Caribbean Office, and the People-to-People Pilgrimage program.