Encuentro III - A Gathering of Companions and Sister Churches in San Salvador

The Sister Parish Office of the Salvadoran Lutheran Church recently hosted a Summit on Immigration with the Companion Synods of the ELCA and Encuentro III - An International Gathering of Companion Synods and Sister Churches from Europe and North America. These events took place in November 2012. Relevant documents from these events, follow-up materials and links to photographs and stories from the events can be found on this page.

Documents Produced during the Migration Summit

Documents and Presentations from Encuentro III

coming soon!!

What Resources were Available in Preparation for Encuentro III?

Encuentro 3 Program ~ prepared by Pastor Norma Castillo, Coordinator for the Sister Parish Office. This document is in Spanish and was sent out on November 1, 2012.

Encuentro 3 Program in English ~ translation of the above document into English.

Programa Congreso Sinodal ~ schedule for the gathering of bishops and invited leaders which will take place from November 8-10, 2012; sent out by Pastor Norma on November 1, 2012.

Program for the Summit on Immigration with Companion Synod Bishops ~ English translation of the above document.

One of the major themes for Encuentro 3 is Sustainability. Here are some resources which may be helpful in preparation for the presentations and discussions which will take place:

2012 Chicago Summit Notes ~ unofficial notes assembled by members of the Greater Milwaukee Synod El Salvador Committee following the gathering of ELCA companion synod and sister church leaders in Chicago

Encuentro 2 Summary in English ~ translated from notes prepared by Pastor Norma Castillo in Spring 2010.

Memories of Wounds and Vulnerabilities ~ presentation during Encuentro 2 by Sturla J. Stålsett, General Secretary of the Church City Mission, Dr. theol. Lutheran pastor Church of Norway.

Process of Development ~ power point presented in Spanish during Encuentro 2.

Good books on increasing cross-cultural understanding: