Category Archives: El Salvador

Uniting in prayer and solidarity – Sister Parish and COVID-19

Español Dear Sister Parish friends and family, We know the coronavirus outbreak is causing disruptions in everyone’s daily life at this point.  We wanted to reach out to connect and to let you know what we are doing in the … Continue reading

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Physical distancing and social solidarity – Sister Parish and COVID-19

Español Dear Sister Parish family, friends, and supporters: On behalf of the Sister Parish, Inc. Board of Directors I want to share with you that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, as an organization, are committed to practicing … Continue reading

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Wallingford and Guarjila celebrate 20-year anniversary / Seattle y Guarjila celebran 20 años

(español abajo) In February, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the relationship between Wallingford United Methodist Church and the community of Guarjila. During our delegation, we joined in festivities for the community’s patron saint, we worshiped, we learned about the … Continue reading

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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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