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Meet Rev. Gerardo Oberman & Horacio Vivares of Red Crearte

And help us bring them to Summer Conference!

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November 29, 2016

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This summer when we gather for the first time in Mexico, we imagine hundreds of conversations that will cross borders of language, faith, age, culture, setting, identity -- and hundreds of peacemakers going home renewed, refreshed, and ready for more informed and connected action.

A big part of this being successful will be in our ability to bring a strong, multicultural leadership team from Latin America to our 2017 gathering. Leaders like Gerardo Oberman and Horacio Vivares who are slated to be our worship leader and music leader.

“Under their leadership, we will have a great opportunity to learn more about the important peace and justice work being done from Latin American contexts,” said Summer Conference Program Manager Ximena Ulloa Montemayor. “They will introduce new ideas and perspectives, and those in attendance will be able to make new connections with people around our continent.”

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Rev. Gerardo Oberman
Worship Leader, 2017

Rev. Gerardo Oberman is a songwriter, poet, and pastor in the Reformed Churches in Argentina and current president of the denomination. In 2004 he co-founded Red Crearte, a Latin American liturgical network, and continues to coordinate the work. He also serves as historian of the Reformed churches in Argentina and the Dutch immigration in the region.

Horacio Vivares
Music Leader, 2017

Horacio Vivares is a composer, arranger, and orchestra conductor from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He works in the field of academic and popular music. As a founding member of Red Crearte, he has participated in countless projects and meetings of the World Council of Churches and other churches and organizations especially in Latin America. He is also a teacher who directs orchestra programs for children and youth and leads training workshops for churches, especially focused around musical renewal in the liturgy.

About Red Crearte

Started in 2004 by a group of liturgical musicians and artists, Red Crearte is a network of faith communities in Latin America with a ministry that aims to create, translate, and share diverse liturgical resources that allow churches and institutions to tackle different issues arising from the realities and struggles experienced by the people of the continent. Red Crearte has also been able to respond to requests for the creation of resources and activities for specific issues such as those around gender, overcoming violence, the environment, and peace. Red Create was formed and is supported by people who do not receive any financial payment for their work or services, and its operations are financed by personal contributions.


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