Intercultural Encounters is a program that designs and facilitates experiences of encounter, reflection, dialogue, and mutual service between people of the United States and Canada with Central American communities in search of a more just, tolerant and equitable world.

We host three types of groups:

  • Immersion Seminars:

Groups come for an intensive study on a certain topic such as migration, environment, religion and spirituality, or gender. During the time in Central America, the participants have the opportunity to talk with local specialists who provide serious and up-to-date information to the group about the local context. This way the groups have a framework to facilitate their discussions and reflections.

 

  • Immersion-Work Groups:

Groups can combine a time of study of a certain topic with a work experience where they participate in mutual learning and interaction with Central American people and groups.

 

  • Partnership Strengthening Visits:

For groups that have established partnership and solidarity relationships with local groups and/or churches, and are interested in learning about the realities in which their partners live day to day.

 

If you want to see and experience God at work, visit CEDEPCA!

Larry Betts, Peaks Presbytery

Our Intercultural Encounters team

Nancy Carrera
Nancy Carrera
Program Coordinator
Esvin Sirin
Esvin Sirin
Logistics and Group Facilitator
Rebeca Noriega
Rebeca Noriega
Assistant
Rev. Betsey Moe
Rev. Betsey Moe
PC(USA) MIssion-Coworker and IE Facilitator