Commitment for Life – Moving Stories from Central America – Nov / Dec 2020 newsletter

There are stories of hope across the World – Purley United Reformed Church in partnership with the United Reform Church focus on Central America – here is the latest newsletter for November and December 2020. For more information about Commitment for Life and the work that is being done across the World to give communities […]

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Commitment for Life – Moving Stories from Central America – Sept / Oct 2020 newsletter issue

There are stories of hope across the World – Purley United Reformed Church in partnership with the United Reform Church focus on Central America – here is the latest newsletter for September and October 2020. For more information about Commitment for Life and the work that is being done across the World to give communities […]

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Commitment for Life – Moving Stories – Central America – July 2019

Moving Stories – July 2019 “Food doesn’t grow here anymore” Ana Jorge Jorge lives in west Guatemala in the hillside village of Canquintic, near the town of Nentón. Constant drought has devastated her community. “Food doesn’t grow here anymore,” she said. “That’s why I would send my son north.” Her husband borrowed thousands to migrate […]

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Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America

Commitment for Life – Stories for Change – Central America – January 2019 The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has been investigating corruption charges against President Jimmy Morales. In December, the President accused the Commission of undermining Guatemalan sovereignty. His foreign minister Sandra Jovel gave the CICIG 24 hours to leave. She terminated […]

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Commitment for Life –December 2018

December 2018 newsletter  stories for change149 CENTRAL AMERICA Two important socio-political crises have arisen in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In Nicaragua, the government has responded with violence to the civil society protests. More than 400 people have been killed by the police and paramilitary forces. Most of those killed were young people who were students in […]

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Commitment for Life – April 2016 – Central America – Nicaragua

APRIL 2016 STORIES FOR CHANGE: CENTRAL AMERICA – Nicaragua Masculinityˌmaskjʊˈlɪnɪti/noun – ‘possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men’ What connotations does masculinity have in your group of friends?  In your school or university?  In your church or youth group? All over the world this word, masculinity, has different associations. But In Nicaragua, a culture based around the definition […]

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Commitment for Life – March 2016 – Stories for Change – El Salvador

                   COMMITMENT FOR LIFE: MARCH 2016 STORIES FOR CHANGE CENTRAL AMERICA – El Salvador ‘Salvadorans know what it means to struggle. Civil war lasted 12 years here, between 1979 and 1992, and almost everyone has a tale of a relative lost or killed. Many witnessed unspeakable acts of violence and were forced to reintegrate into […]

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