Holy Communion is exploring a new partnership with Cristosal, and the Episcopal Church in El Salvador. (Read more about the relationship.)
On October 8-9, the national holiday weekend named for Christopher Columbus, we kicked off this exploration. Columbus day has come into controversy in recent years. We thought there was no better time to look at issues of justice that continue to connect North America and Central America. We spent time with Noah Bullock, executive director of Cristosal, to talk about the Human Rights based approach his organization has been taking in the region, and to talk about ways that people of faith can make a difference.
On Saturday October 8 10a-2pm
Symposium on Human Rights Based Organizing
Holy Communion hosted a symposium for local activists and scholars with Noah. Our focus will be on the “Human Rights Based Approach” to organizing, especially as historically disenfranchised communities encounter state violence. We’ll be looking at similar patterns of policing in El Salvador and St. Louis, and how we can learn from one another. The event is free, but we ask you to register.
On Sunday Morning October 9
- @ the 8am and 10:30am Services Noah was our guest preacher. You can here his sermon here:
- @ 9:15am He presented at the Adult forum, asking the question: “What does St. Louis have to do with El Salvador?” and “How could we learn together?”
On Sunday Evening October 9
@6:30pm Noah spoke at a special Theology on Tap at the Handlebar on Manchester in The Grove.
Watch the video here:
We look forward to continuing this discernment this year at Holy Communion. If you are interested in being part of the team that discerns and eventually travels to El Salvador. Please email the rector at firstname.lastname@example.org