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Members of Guatemala Partnership and CEDEPCA gather meet during a recent trip to Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CEDEPCA, or the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America, is an ecumenical educational organization based in Guatemala that works to transform lives in Central America. They have four areas of focus: Biblical and Theological Training, Women’s Ministry, Disaster Ministry and Intercultural Encounters. CEDEPCA has been a reconciliation partner with the Presbytery of Baltimore since 2015. Members of our Presbytery have visited Guatemala on trips focused on Women's Ministry, the Enneagram, and Racial Reconciliation. We plan two trips per year to Guatemala and our Guatemalan partners also come to visit us here in Baltimore. Members of our Presbytery are welcome to become a part of our work with CEDEPCA, and can contact Deb Milcarek, Associate for Reconciliation, if they would like to become more involved.

History of CEDEPCA
CEDEPCA began its biblical-theological education for clergy and lay persons in 1987, during Guatemala's Civil War. The war began with a political coup over land reform. It progressed to Mayan genocide, and culminated in the wholesale murder of Christian social reform activists. It was clear to CEDEPCA founders that life-denying theology needed to be confronted with Reformed ideas, made available to anyone who dared to explore a new theology that would prepare them for service in Jesus' name. To learn more about CEDEPCA's work, visit their website, www.CEDEPCA.org.