Category Archives: United States

Nurturing Relationship from Afar

by Danville Congregational Church Sister Parish Committee, originally published in  church newsletters. The Sister Parish Committee continues to nurture our relationship with The Catholic Community of San Antonio in the Quiche region of Guatemala. While a challenging political climate in … Continue reading

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To be seen

by Katharine Malaga The aroma of fresh tamales and apple pie filled St Joan of Arc’s Hospitality Hall for the annual Sister Parish dinner and fund raiser. “Its so good to see you!” said many of our fellow travelers to … Continue reading

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Tamales and Solidarity – St Joan of Arc activities between delegations

St Joan of Arc Catholic Community hosts a number of events each year between delegations to involve more people in the Sister Parish relationship.  The focus is on reflection, fun and family-friendly activities. Tamalada – October 5 A tamalada is … Continue reading

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Llamados a vivir vidas de acción

English Presentación en Sta Juana de Arco sobre la delegación de agosto de 2018 por Sarah Gant Mi nombre es Sarah Gant, y he asistido a Sta Juana de Arco durante los últimos cinco  años. Empecé a asistir a esta … Continue reading

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The true meaning of solidarity

Español by Carlos Quintanilla Morales Guarjila, Chalatenango, El Salvador I want in a very special way to give infinite gratitude to Sister Parish churches in the United States for the unconditional support that they have given to the communities in … Continue reading

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Would you consider spending some time to be energized and changed by this organization (again)?

On joining the Sister Parish Board of Directors By Tom Pouliot As I write this, the Sister Parish board of directors is meeting in Minneapolis. This is the first meeting in four years that I have not attended. It is … Continue reading

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Celebrating 30 years – Marshmallow challenges, strategic planning and potluck fun

 – by Nancy Wiens, Sister Parish board of directors (May 11, 2018) Marshmallow Challenge, anyone?  Building a structurally-sound tower out of spaghetti, marshmallows and tape was the first order of business during a team-building exercise at the board’s April two-day … Continue reading

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The joy of connecting: San Andres Itzapa visits Christ Church

This post was written by members of Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, for publication in their church newsletter to share the delegation with the wider congregation and invite more people to join Sister Parish. A great big thank you … Continue reading

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First Lutheran Church in Duluth hosts immigration forum

In April, the First Lutheran Church in Duluth, linked with the community of San Antonio Los Ranchos in El Salvador for 20 years, organized a forum on immigration. That day, the pastor’s sermon related to the passage, “I was a … Continue reading

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St Joan of Arc participates in vigil and calls for action on immigration

The article below about the vigil was originally posted on St Joan of Arc’s site. In addition to participating in the monthly vigils St Joan of Arc has also participated in calls to action regarding the recent policies to forcibly … Continue reading

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