Category Archives: El Salvador

Open Delegation Stories 4: Visiting Guarjila and Los Ranchos, a day of resilience

by Nancy Wiens Today we toured both Guarjila and San Antonio Los Ranchos. We learned about the challenging history of these communities, which were completely destroyed in the 80’s during the armed conflict — and saw the results of their … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 3: Visiting San Jose and Potrerillos, a day filled with God’s spirit

by Bob Burrell It was an early wake up for the Sister Parish delegates from the North and South. This morning we traveled through the valleys and hills of northern El Salvador in the Chalatenango region to San Jose la … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 2: Connecting with Sister Parish family and honoring heroes and martyrs

The second day of our Open Delegation experience gave us the opportunity to connect with those arriving from Sister Parish communities in Guatemala and other areas of El Salvador. We gathered in the gorgeous Botanical Gardens for a walk, lunch … Continue reading

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Open Delegation Stories 1: Saint Oscar Romero and current realities in El Salvador

by Cathy Burrell Our group met together for the first time at breakfast. After introductions and a brief orientation, we set off for the day. Our first stop was to Divina Providencia in San Salvador. This is the site where … Continue reading

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News related to our sistering relationships – September 2019

In Guatemala, the conservative former head of the prison system, Alejandro Giammatei, was elected president in an August run-off election.  He will be inaugurated in January 2020. The United Nations-sponsored International Commission against Impunity (CICIG) gave their final report before … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Southern Encounter and Solidarity Walk in Central America

Español In December, members of the Sister Parish Central American communities gathered for fellowship, training and organizational planning. The members met in San Salvador for a tour of the historical sites there, including the cathedral and La Divina Providencia Hospital, … Continue reading

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