Sister Parish, Inc.

 

delegation2020flyer-1Virtual Delegation

Our first Virtual Delegation was a huge success! Through live calls, videos, and written reflections, we shared our joys, our tears, and our struggles for justice. Contact us to organize a mini-delegation with your partner community in 2021.


Mutual aid in El Salvador

Last fall, communities in El Salvador organized aid efforts with the Sister Parish Pandemic Emergency Fund.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the fund. We are honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with the communities in El Salvador in these efforts.


Advent messages of hope

Sister Parish members from Guatemala, El Salvador, and the United States shared messages of hope and struggle for the 2020 Advent season and the New Year. 


Sister Parish mass at SJA

In November, St Joan of Arc in Minneapolis organized a Sister Parish-themed mass.  Watch the video, with video prayers from Tierra Nueva 2 and an amazing musical performance, and read comments by Jeff and Rita Nohner.  What a great way to share this relationship with others!


Zoom with Miriam – Video

See the video of our Zoom conversation with Miriam López of CORDES and Sister Parish about how communities in El Salvador are organizing in the pandemic, specifically on the issue of violence against women.  Consecutive interpretation is provided in the video.


Zoom with Dina – Video

Dina Velásquez, President of the cooperative and community center UPAVIM in Guatemala, talked to us about the reality of the pandemic for UPAVIM and also addressed faith and solidarity in times of crisis.  The video is posted on our blog with consecutive interpretation.


Emergency aid

We are raising funds for relief for Sister Parish communities affected by the coronavirus emergency in Guatemala and El Salvador. Follow our blog to see examples of how Sister Parish communities are using the aid to make a difference in their communities.


A doctor’s perspective

Carlos Orellana, a doctor in a rural clinic in Chalatenango, shares his perspective and his experiences during the pandemic. “The past month in quarantine has been difficult. In the very beginning, as a doctor, I thought we would be able to control the pandemic…”



New to Sister Parish?

Welcome!  We are looking for U.S. churches interested in forming a long-term partnership with Central America.  Outside of the pandemic, we also organize delegations for the public and for U.S. churches and universities. Sign up for our e-news or contact us for more information.