Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service) is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In more than 90 countries all across the globe we empower the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions. Key issues of our work are food security, the promotion of health and education, the access to water, the strengthening of democracy, respecting human rights, keeping peace and the integrity of creation.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. The mission of CRS is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.
Dreikönigsaktion Hilfswerk der Katholischen Jungschar (DKA) is the development cooperation agency of Jungschar (Catholic Children's Movement) in Austria. In 1955, the Carol Singers' Campaign was launched for the first time and thus enabled DKA to support projects and programmes in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. DKA’s development work focuses on the following fields: education, social projects, pastoral programmes, and protection and promotion of human rights of indigenous peoples as well as a particular commitment to women issues.
Elizabethtown College's Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking (CGUP) develops and facilitates programs advancing global understanding, international engagement, and non-violent conflict transformation. It creates opportunities for students, faculty and staff to develop a sense of responsibility as citizens of the world who are knowledgeable about global issues, empathetic toward people of other cultures and nationalities, and committed to the values of peace, human dignity and social justice.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ. MCC has workers or financial commitments in more than 50 countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada. While MCC USA responds to basic human needs and working for peace and justice, MCC Canada is working for relief and development service. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
Northeat Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) is working to strengthen and empower people in Northeast Asia through providing peacebuilding training and building cross-cultural networks. The idea of NARPI was born from the discovery of needs and demands from activists and students working in the field of peacebuilding. NARPI is made up of partners from Northeast Asia and will train students primarily from this region.
Intended for people active in peacebuilding and related fields, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in the USA, offers four 7-day sessions, each with five courses running concurrently. Courses can be taken for professional skills training or master’s level academic credit. SPI offers courses that are useful and intellectually stimulating to anyone interested in learning more about peacebuilding and related fields. Participants are encouraged to reflect and to share from their own experiences in the “safe space” created by SPI.
Founded in 1968 by the union of The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church, The United Methodist Church - USA (UMC) traces its roots back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Church of England. As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. UMC seeks to focus the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world around these areas of ministry: combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally, engaging in ministry with the poor, creating new places for new people and revitalizing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.