About IFCO / Pastors for Peace
About Pastors for Peace
Pastors for Peace is a special ministry of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, and was created in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Carribean.
Many thousands of people have participated since our founding in more than 40 caravans to Mexico and Central America, dozens to Cuba and many delegations and work brigades. Join us to learn about the reality of the country, make a difference to the people there -- and to your own life!
What is IFCO?
The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. Its purpose: to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. For nearly half a century, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. This work includes education about the realities of the poor in the US and the third world.
Since 1992, IFCO has worked to bring an end to the immoral and unjust US Economic blockade of Cuba and has provided humanitarian aid to the Cuban people through Friendshipment Caravans, construction brigades and educational delegations.
Through our project Pastors for Peace, IFCO carries out similar work in Chiapas, Mexico; Haiti; and other nations of Central America and the Caribbean. IFCO also provides support for grassroots community organizing projects in urban and rural regions of the United States.
Learn more about our work
- a brief history of the Pastors for Peace caravans to Cuba
- the caravans to Chiapas and Central America
- a brief history of IFCO
If you have any questions, or would like to explore joining us in our work, you can reach us at: