Archive for Indigenous people

NAIDOC Week – time to celebrate the strong women who have spoken truth to power in Australia

The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week – Because of her, we can – is timely for all Australians and gives us an opportunity to celebrate the strong women who have spoken truth to power in Australia, writes ANDY HAMILTON SJ. The origins of NAIDOC Week came out of a Day of Mourning for the destruction and despoliation of Indigenous Australians which followed the arrival of the first fleet. It later became also a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Islander culture. Each year it offers a theme that points to a key part of Indigenous culture.

Setting Our Sights on the Amazon

The following is a network case from the Jesuits in Latin America and the Caribbean for the Amazon through the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM). It is a letter from the Colombian Provincial Carlos E. Correa, S.J and it is entitled “Setting our sights on the Amazon.”

Documento sobre la Amazonía: “Nuevos caminos para la Iglesia y para una ecología integral”

Esta mañana en Roma, se dio a conocer el Documento Preparatorio para el Sínodo de la Amazonía. Este documento fue preparado en un diálogo cercano la Iglesia Amazónica y será el instrumento de consulta para que muchas voces, muchos actores diversos puedan aportar para lo que será una potente reflexión de la Iglesia Universal.

Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL refuerza sus líneas de acción

Del 17 al 19 de abril los homólogos de la Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL sostuvieron un encuentro presencial en la Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brasil).

Judiciary is a lifeline for indigenous rights, prosecutor says

In a government where the ruralists take the plunge in indigenist politics, with hindsight, is justice the last hope of the indigenous peoples? Those who are against the socio-environmental advance that Brazil had, especially in the last 20 years, are now in power, both in the Executive and in the Legislative .

Guyana: Bi-lingual Education Project for Rupunini Communities in Guyana

Paul Martin SJ, Regional Superior of Guyana, reports on a ground–breaking new education initiative for Wapichan mother-tongue children, with its roots in Jesuit accompaniment of the Rupununi communities.