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Building community across borders.

On the importance of accompaniment

Their happiness is our happiness, their sorrow is our sorrow by Julieta Borja I would like to share a story that speaks to why Sister Parish relationships are so important.  Our relationships help people on both sides grow together in … Continue reading

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Congratulations to LM2 on their new church

Congratulations to Las Margaritas 2! The community is more than 80% done with the construction of their new church. The project began several years ago, a long-time dream of the Catholic Community in LM2. For years, all of the church … Continue reading

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Meet one of the scholarship students from San Jose la Montaña

Trinity Episcopal Church and their partner community San Jose la Montaña started a scholarship program for university students in 2018.  Diana is one of five students in the program. The small projects proposed by southern communities in Sister Parish and … Continue reading

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St Thomas organizes community breakfast fundraiser for Sister Parish

The Sister Parish committee at St Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Indiana is fundraising for the next South to North delegation. They hope to invite members from Chichipate, Guatemala to visit in 2020. The group has found successful ways to … Continue reading

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FUMC Downers Grove hosts Sister Parish Board

First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, IL  hosts Sister Parish Board by Bruce Sherman The Sister Parish Board members each found their own way to Downers Grove for a 3 day weekend of meetings. We meet in person twice … Continue reading

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Holy Week in Sister Parish communities

Sister Parish communities celebrated Holy Week this year with processions, decorative carpets (alfombras), and time with community and family.  Here, we share pictures from a number of our member communities. Chichipate, Guatemala Tierra Nueva I and II, Guatemala Zaragoza (ACOMUJERZA), … Continue reading

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2019 Women’s Day in Guatemala

On March 8, International Women’s Day, members from women’s group in Tierra Nueva I and Tierra Nueva II participated in the annual march in Guatemala City (see picture album). The march provides a space to advocate for women’s rights and … Continue reading

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Guatemala members gather for fellowship and learning

In February, Sister Parish members in Guatemala met in Tierra Nueva I and II for the bi-annual representatives meeting. See all photos from the meeting. During the weekend, representatives learned about the dream of a new land that the founders … Continue reading

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Re-thinking mission

Within Sister Parish, we are often looking for resources that help explain our model to new people.  As we try to recruit for delegations or share our experiences with friends and family, it can be hard to explain.  Sometimes we … Continue reading

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Encuentro del Sur y Caminata de Solidaridad en El Salvador

English En diciembre, miembros de las comunidades centroamericanas de Iglesias Hermanas se reunieron para compartir sus experiencias, recibir capacitación y hacer planificación para el futuro. Los miembros se reunieron en San Salvador para visitar los sitios históricos, incluyendo la catedral … Continue reading

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