Sister Committee Updates

Testimony to the Bureau of Environmental Protection re chapter 200 mining regulations 2016

Consider the prospect of an unremitting man-made catastrophe whose damaging effects persist longer than human life spans, or the life of a corporation, longer than the tenure of government administrations, but last for centuries.  Though man-made, the damage plays out in geologic time and not human contingency planning time.

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Delia Landers, a member of the USESSC Board of Dirctors from Philadelphia, PA, writes about her experience on the recent Regional Youth Delegation leading up to the International Sistering and Solidarity Gathering in July. 

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Austin pict

 

 After several trips to Latin America and always returning home to the same well meaning and generalized inquiries of "how was your trip?" I’ve come to realize that I don’t really like talking about my travel experiences. I realize that I feel like one can never truly convey the stark differences in realities of life for people living in the first and third world, and you can never fully express the amalgam of thoughts and feelings that such an experience might provoke within you.

 

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ARTHUR LLOYD

December 5, 1927 - August 4,2015

 

The Reverend Arthur "Art" Selden Lloyd moved to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1968. Over the next decades, Art played a key role in developing several of the solidarity initiatives that ultimately gave rise not only to the Madison-Arcatao Sister City Project, but also the U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities network, and a still-expanding web of sister parishes and companion congregations.
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The plane landed. Applause echoed from the back of the Beoing 757 aircraft, and quickly migrated to the front. What a fitting moment – after painstaking planning and preparation, I had arrived! I bid the friendly passenger who sat next to me a warm farewell, and eventually met with Suzanne Geoghegan, president of the Binghamton-El Charcón Sister City Project. It was the beginning of an exciting week!

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