Ecumenical Program in Central America and the Caribbean
The Ecumenical Program in Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA) combats economic injustice, political marginalization, and military repression in Latin America and also conducts community empowerment initiatives among Latinos in the United States. It grew out of opposition to US policy in the region during the 1960s and now primarily engages in advocacy and public awareness campaigns that emphasize spiritual reflection and social action. EPICA also helps US partners network with grassroots organizations, often through study tours to affected countries. The organization's most recent focus has been on unjust globalization policies and the negative consequences of a military response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.