We are currently raising funds for emergency relief for Sister Parish communities affected by the coronavirus emergency in Guatemala and El Salvador. Your contributions will allow us to provide aid to member communities as needs arise.
Miriam Vásquez will speak with us over Zoom about the pandemic in urban areas in Guatemala and how people are drawing on their faith in a time of hardship.
Saturday, June 20 – 10:30am Central
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At the end of May, Tropical Storm Amanda caused extensive flooding, landslides, and damage to infrastructure in El Salvador, killing at least 27 people and leaving 10 more people missing. Sister Parish communities in El Salvador organized once again to take care of each other.
Scholarship students in Guatemala are working hard to keep up with school remotely, but lack of access to technology and extra funds needed have created additional barriers. Read more from Brandon, a high school student in TN2, and Tomás, a parent in Chontala.
“One of the things I have been doing over this last month is checking in on my family members, colleagues, and friends more than usual. Life seems so disorienting, unpredictable, and fragile right now, and so somehow these conversations feel grounding. They also express well the sense of solidarity that we are all feeling right now, how small the world is, how interdependent we all are, how universal are our fears, anxieties, questions, hopes, and dreams. In this spirit, one of the relationships I have been checking in on over the last month is with our Sister Parish, Las Margaritas II (LM2) in Guatemala…”
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