Friday, October 21, 2016



The Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA) joins our voice with the Latin American voice that cries out today against violence towards women: NotOneFewer! Based in our Christian faith, we make a call to our sisters and brothers to make a daily effort to make Jesus’ proclamation possible: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 NRSV

There will not be abundant...

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

After a week in Guatemala Ellen Guinther wrote this:

First I want to thank RRPC and the Presbytery of the James for their generous support of this trip. This trip was a joint effort between our presbytery and the Presbytery of the Peaks.  There were 11 of us representing 5 different Presbyterian churches!  


Many people will ask "What did you build?", and my answer is, we built relationships, mutual respect, love and Christian fellowship. Where Guatemalans are still hurting from the "disappearance" of their loved ones during the civil war, we brought compassion...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CEDEPCA is celebrating its 30thanniversary and the decision on where to do some of those celebrations was easy, the Presbytery of New Covenant. The Presbytery of New Covenant has been a Covenant Partner with CEDEPCA for 25 of those 30 years!!

The long journey together began in 1991when Presbytery of New Covenant Presbyters, Rev. Jack Bolin and Rev. Tomas Spath, reached out to the PC(USA) in Louisville asking how to connect with the conflict ridden countries of Central America.  The answer came back quickly, “There is a new and wonderful organization called CEDEPCA that...

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