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Update with Brian Tyler – August 2020

Sister Parish Regional Coordinator, Brian Tyler, shares a brief update from Guatemala.

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Zoom conversation with Dina – August 29

UPAVIM President Dina Velásquez gave us an update over Zoom about how the cooperative and community center based in urban Guatemala is weathering the pandemic. Dina also shared her thoughts on solidarity and faith in the pandemic. Dina is a … Continue reading

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Reflection from a rural doctor in El Salvador – Carlos Orellana

by Carlos Orellana En español Carlos is a doctor in a rural health clinic in Chalatenango, El Salvador.  He is also a community leader and a very involved member of the Sister Parish relationship that his community Potrerillos has with … Continue reading

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Movement for racial justice

“This is an emergency. I’m not talking about the coronavirus. I’m talking about racism. As all the universities in the world scramble to try to find a cure for the coronavirus – that same level of concern and action is … Continue reading

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Tierra Nueva 2 – Second round of food aid

In June, the Sister Parish committee in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala organized a second round of food aid.  For the first round, they focused on providing food baskets and basic hygiene supplies to elders and single mothers, those thought to … Continue reading

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Moving to virtual hugs – Hacia los abrazos virtuales

Español abajo Like most organizations in the pandemic, Sister Parish is transitioning to more and more online connections.  Whether it is Zoom, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, videos, photo campaigns, or our own unique combinations, we are committed to connecting our communities … Continue reading

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Sister Parish May Video Update

The following video includes an update as of May 2020 on the pandemic in Sister Parish communities in Guatemala and El Salvador and community-based relief efforts to support the people most negatively impacted. Sign up for our e-news to receive … Continue reading

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Zoom Conversation with Miriam – June 20

On June 20, Miriam Vásquez spoke 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. Sign up for our e-news to receive notice about … Continue reading

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How are the students? Persevering in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala

A conversation with Brandon Ramirez Coordinator of the scholarship students in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala I am in my last year of high school.  It has been very hard during the pandemic.  At the beginning, the teachers were preparing printed … Continue reading

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Life of a student in rural Guatemala – Conversation with Tomas Tol Perez

The Guatemalan school year for public and most private schools begins in January and ends in October. This year’s fight against COVID-19 has disrupted the school year for many students in Guatemala. Teachers were preparing to enter the second trimester … Continue reading

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