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Sister Parish, Inc. promotes intercultural and ecumenical understanding by establishing linkages between churches in the United States and faith-based communities in Central America. Our members tell you more in the brief video Introduction to Sister Parish.
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In Guatemala, about 30 women from the women’s groups from Tierra Nueva 1 and Tierra Nueva 2 participated in a march organized at the municipal level this year for International Women’s Day. Three women who work in the clinic in … Continue reading
Dear friends, On behalf of the Sister Parish Board of Directors I want to thank you for your support in 2019. We had an amazing year continuing to develop relationships and cross-cultural understanding between communities in the U.S. and Central … Continue reading
by Maria Van Der Maaten On Wednesday morning we met with Nicole Kast (head of programming) and Paul Townsend (country director) of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the Guatemala office. Nicole shared about the structure of CRS and the work … Continue reading
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
The Catholic Community of St Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, North Carolina visited their sister community, Las Margaritas 2 in Guatemala, in July of 2019.
Originally published in DGFUMC’s The Tower Bell newsletter. In the middle of July, a delegation of eight people from Downers Grove First United Methodist Church went to Guatemala to build relationships with the women of UPAVIM (Unidas Para Vivir Mejor/United … Continue reading
Dos representantes de Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala compartieron sus reflexiones sobre el hermanamiento durante la visita a Santa Juana de Arco. Se puede leer sobre las actividades de cada dia en el blog de Santa Juana de Arco. English Alba … Continue reading
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
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
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