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Member churches called to migration ministries

A number of Sister Parish member churches have recently responded to calls for action on migration and U.S. policy. Wallingford UMC has organized a trip to the border with Opening Borders and coordinated visits to a local detention center. St. … Continue reading

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Conmemorando el Día Internacional de la Mujer

In English El 8 de marzo de 2014, miles de personas se juntaron para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Mujer en Guatemala. La marcha fue festiva y a la vez creó un espacio para que las mujeres hablaran sobre … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

En español On March 8, 2014, thousands of people gathered to commemorate International Women’s Day in Guatemala.  The march was celebratory and created a space for women to talk about how they continue to fight for equal rights. — In … Continue reading

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Government of El Salvador asked once again to take leadership in banning metallic mining

(This article was originally posted by StopMining.org) San Salvador, February 4th, 2012 The NationalRoundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador(La Mesa) reiterated in a press conference thismorning its petition for the Salvadoran Government to introduce legislation to place a definite ban to … Continue reading

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Former Dictator Faces Trial in Guatemala

 Last month, Guatemala made history when it became the first country to decide to try a former leader for genocide on home soil. On January 28, a judge ruled that General Jose Efrain Rios Montt would stand trial for acts of genocide … Continue reading

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“Freeing Hope” Marches Through Mexico

Each year, an estimated 20,000 migrants are kidnapped each year in Mexico. These numbers are of course disputed by international human rights organizations, the Mexican government, and families that are the victims of such acts. What is not refutable are the 72 … Continue reading

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