Sister Parish, Inc.

Open Delegation 2019

We invite you to join our Open Delegation from November 14-23, 2019.  We will connect with communities and human rights leaders in Guatemala and El Salvador. Contact us for more information about the delegation or potential scholarships.

Holy Week

Sister Parish communities celebrated Holy Week with processions, carpets (alfombras), and time with family.  In Central America, Holy Week is one of the most important holidays of the year.  Some U.S. churches now make their own alfombra every year in honor of their sister relationship.

2019 Solidarity Shout Out

Sister Parish, Inc. is organizing a special fundraiser this year to provide delegation scholarships, organize a U.S. speaking tour, and strengthen our capacity to meet our members’ needs.   Whether by donating, fundraising, or joining a delegation, please join us in our shout out to Sister Parish!

Thank you for hosting

Thank you to everyone in Downers Grove who helped host the April Sister Parish board meeting.  We had a wonderful time  with you all.  We hope our visit was also helpful to you in raising the profile of Sister Parish in your congregation.  Contact us if you are interested in hosting the board at your church and/or serving on the board.

Accompanying friends

Sister Parish staff Julieta Borja reflects on the importance of accompaniment in our relationships, through joys and sorrows.  This is the story of a family in Potrerillos and the accompaniment of their partner church in Decorah through hardship and loss.

Scholarships in El Salvador

Trinity Episcopal Church and San Jose la Montaña started a scholarship program in 2018.  Meet one of the five students currently receiving support to go to university: Diana Casco López.