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Remembering IPM Co-Founder, Jim MayerDuring today’s March 5th #IPMResponds Virtual Forum, it was with heartfelt gratitude and loving remembrance that we were pleased to gather together across time and space on the anniversary of one of our founder’s passing … the late and remarkable, Rev. Jim Mayer, who remains an inspiration for this organization and our continued work across borders of caste, culture, faith, and economic circumstance to create partnerships that build justice, peace, and hope.During this extraordinary and unprecedented time in our world, the commitment to humble partnership and solidarity set forth by our founders almost 47 years ago, is needed now more than ever.On behalf of the entire IPM Family … from El Salvador to India … Kenya to Nepal and the USA …it is with loving remembrance we share the following quote which is written on a plaque at the Casa Jaime Mayer, a center dedicated to Jim Mayer for his work and vision, run through Augsburg College’s Center for Global Education, Managua, Nicaragua. “His life was a witness to his solidarity with the poor, the oppressed, and the powerless. He was particularly committed to those struggling for justice in Central America and to the vision of a new society which has emerged out of that struggle.Jim Mayer helped the Lutheran Church begin to discover that its mission is not to bring God to the poor, but rather to discover God among the poor and oppressed, and to enter into concrete struggles of liberation with them.He deeply believed that the Church should be engaged in a process of liberating education which introduces North Americans to the global realities of poverty and injustice and challenges them with a new vision of society grounded in justice and love.”~ Photo of Jim and Sammy Mayer ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to welcome Adela Zayas, IPM’s Director of International Partnerships & Programs and Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, as today’s Forum speaker.As we begin Women’s History Month and celebrate extraordinary women and events that have shaped history, Adela’s presentation: Rethinking Social Change in The Face of Covid-19: Lessons of Resiliency through Solidarity from our Partners in the Latin America & The Caribbean Region will highlight just a few of IPM’s inspiring and remarkable women-led Project Partners who continue to impact and transform lives around the world each day. Moderated by IPM CEO Joe Cistone, this continues a series of weekly Virtual Forums with IPM Community and Project Partners, members of our International Executive Board, Staff Leadership Team, and select other volunteers, donors, and friends for an hour long discussion of how, together with your support, IPM is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges facing our world including climate change, the struggle for racial equity, and particularly the rights for women and girls. To learn more about IPM’s extraordinary Project Partners around the world and consider how you might best support their vital efforts, please visit our website at: www.ipmconnect.org. Thank you! #IPMResponds #COVID-19 #WomensHistoryMonth #InternationalWomensDay ... See MoreSee Less

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As we reflect on the Salvadoran election results, #WhatDividesUs It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences,"~ Audre Lorde. ... See MoreSee Less

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For all our Salvadoran brothers & sisters today in light of the apparent electoral results. Por tod@s nuestr@s herman@s Salvaoren@s hoy, pensando dé resultados electoral.music.apple.com/us/album/yo-si-io-s%C3%AC/1551219062?i=1551219396Song · 3:54 · 2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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#PrayersForPeace in #elsalvador during the elections today.Oraciones por la paz en El Salvador hoy durante las elecciones ... See MoreSee Less

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TESTIMONIALS

Clint McCann, Professor, Eden Theological Seminary

"As an IEP participant, I discovered very quickly that the IPM staff is extraordinarily well-informed, supremely conscientious, and deeply committed to genuine two-way partnerships that build justice, peace and hope."

Zoraida Soza Sanchez, IPM Project Partner, Mujer Y Communidad

“IPM is giving an opportunity to the youth so that they have the tools to contribute to the construction of a new society.”

Tim McCarthy, Founder, The Business of Good Foundation

"The very fact that every single [IPM] service person I met, even in dire circumstances, had a sense of humor reminded me that there is abundance available for me in every moment."

Dorothy Nyong’o, Director, Africa Cancer Foundation

“We are proud to be associated with this organization that is changing lives around the world in very fundamental ways through sustainable projects and capacity-building.”

Rick Steves, Author and TV/Radio Personality

"Organizations like IPM, and their Project Partners around the world, challenge us to see the world through the lens of abundance, to find ways to live and work together...[to] teach us how to live in solidarity and love."

Judith Ranger Smith, Executive Director, Singing For Change Foundation

"Seeing the mutual respect among IPM Partners and Staff, understanding the fierce and appropriate sense of pride the Partners feel about their projects...the work being done in communities across Kenya gave me hope for deep, meaningful change."

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– November 28th, 2019 – Link to Thanksgiving 2019 E-Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/421d73eb3499/thanksgivinga-time-to-remember-who-we-are-1691753?e=a5c8d47150Joseph F. CistoneDecember 1, 2015joesphfranciscistone.net
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