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

Español 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 to build community … Continue reading

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

“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 in El Salvador. He lived … 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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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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El término de solidaridad

English por Carlos Quintanilla Morales Guarjila, Chalatenango, El Salvador Quiero de manera muy especial agradecer infinitamente el apoyo incondicional que los hermanamientos han dado a las comunidades del norte de Chalatenango, [y más recientemente a La Libertad], El Salvador. Especialmente … 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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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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Greetings from Guarjila

The video below tells the story of the relationship between the community of Guarjila and Wallingford United Methodist Church. The video was made by WUMC and shared at an event to raise both awareness of the relationship and funds for … Continue reading

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