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Mesa Grande 2023

(Versión en español más abajo) On January 14, representatives of the repopulated communities of Chalatenango, Cabañas and Cuscatlán met in Mesa Grande, Honduras, where people had lived as refugees starting 43 years ago as a result of the internal armed … Continue reading

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Time to remember, time to tell // Tiempo de recordar, tiempo de contar

A CCR event for repopulated communities in Chalatenango, El Salvador // Un evento de CCR para las comunidades repobladas en Chalatenango, El Salvador (Versión en español más abajo) March 5, 2022  The Association for the Development of Communities in Chalatenango … Continue reading

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A new “travel” experience this Advent / Una experiencia de “viaje” diferente en el Adviento

(Versión en español más abajo) As we all know, throughout the world, in the last two years we have had to adapt our lives to a different way of life. Among other things, this has meant creating a different way … Continue reading

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Jon Cortina, 16th Aniversary / Jon Cortina, 16 Aniversario – Guarjila 12-11-21

(Versión en español más abajo) “Jon Cortina, a true man” is a lyric from a popular song that they sing with love in Guarjila when remembering Father Cortina. He was a Jesuit priest and engineer, born in Spain but naturalized … Continue reading

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Guarjila organizes in face of violence / Guarjila se organiza ante la violencia

On June 25, the community board of Guarjila, El Salvador organized a public demonstration to call for an end to violence in the community and to demand the authorities take action to protect the population. There has been a notable … Continue reading

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El Salvador communities respond to emergency / Comunidades de El Salvador responden ante la emergencia

In the fall of 2020, Sister Parish committees in El Salvador organized emergency aid in their communities.  We are grateful to everyone who made this possible, those who donated to the Sister Parish Emergency Fund and the committee members who … Continue reading

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Advent and New Year messages from Sister Parish / Mensajes de Adviento y el Año Nuevo de Iglesias Hermanas

Español abajo From Guatemala Eluvia Morales from Tierra Nueva 2 shares this message on the meaning of Advent. Advent calls us to reflect on life, peace, and justice for the whole world. Advent represents faith and hope, and above all, … 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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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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