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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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Sister Parish Board President, Maria Van Der Maaten, shares an update about our work in this brief video.
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 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
by Nancy Wiens I, along with seven fellow travelers, recently participated in the Open Delegation to Guatemala and El Salvador. It was a joyful and educational trip that exposed me to people and experiences that would not have been open … Continue reading
by Tom Pouliot Nancy Wiens, the chair of the board of Sister Parish, brought a meditation to our fall board meeting in 2015. In the meditation she offered the following quote from Pope Francis: “When God comes, he always calls … Continue reading
by Tom Pouliot A reflection written after the November 2015 in-person Board meeting generously hosted by Danville Congregational Church “What is it that you do at board meetings?” I get the question frequently after telling people that the board of … Continue reading
As we enter 2015 I’m reflecting on the wonderful gathering hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT for the Sister Parish Board Meeting. They are the newest linkage in the Sister Parish family, and are just beginning their relationship … Continue reading
By St. Joan of Arc member and Sister Parish, Inc. Board member Nancy Wiens On the evening of November 15th, over 80 people from around the Midwest gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sister Parish, Inc. We gathered at … Continue reading
[By Bob Heberle and Nancy Wiens of St Joan of Arc, Minneapolis, MN] When I toured Central America in 1983 and visited the civil and human rights groups working there, all seemed to have the same message. The message was, “Come down here to see what’s going on, and go back to your country, the U.S., and tell them what’s going on and get them to do something. You are after all a citizen of the U.S. and therefore have some input.” Continue reading
En español Making new friends was easy at a Sister Parish regional potluck held at the Saint Paul home of Nancy Wiens and Rick Nelson on Saturday June 1st. Executive Director Carrie Stengel was in the Midwest visiting family and friends, so … Continue reading