Everyone is invited to join us in conversation with this year’s visiting International Peacemaker, Xinia Briceño, hosted by Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery in partnership with the Presbytery Mission Committee/Social Witness Committee. Xinia was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and is currently the administrator of three rural aqueducts in the region. Her presentation will address the contamination of water sources, models of agricultural production, the role of transnational corporations and climate change. She will share information about the struggles for environmental justice in Costa Rica and our call as Christians to care for God’s creation. A light brunch will be served. Please notify Helen Burd at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Accompanying Xinia will be Karla Koll, Presbyterian Church USA mission co-worker, serving as professor of history, mission and religions at the Latin American Biblical University, San Jose, Costa Rica, Through her previous mission experience in Nicaragua and Guatemala, she has gained an understanding of the struggles throughout the region for greater justice and to protect the environment. Among the courses she has taught recently is a seminar on eschatology in times of climate change.