Archive for Indigenous people

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).

Durante la apertura del evento, el rector de la universidad anfitriona, P. Josafá Carlos Siqueira, S.J., el presidente de AUSJAL, P. Ernesto Cavassa, S.J., y el presidente de la Conferencia de Provinciales en América Latina y El Caribe (CPAL), P. Roberto Jaramillo, S.J., reflexionaron en torno a los retos que la Encíclica Laudato Si’ plantea a las universidades y a la Red de Homólogos en particular.

Reorganización​ y ​reformulación​ de​l Proyecto Apostólico Común ​ (PAC​ ​2010 -2020)

Compartimos con ustedes​ un video de 14 minutos en el cual el P. Roberto Jaramillo S.J. – Presidente de la Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas de América Latina y el Caribe (CPAL)​ explica la reorganización​ / ​reformulación​ de​l Proyecto Apostólico Común ​ (PAC​ ​2010 -2020)​.

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 . So, within the system of rule of law that Brazil is constituted, the only way to avoid regression is the Judiciary .

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.

The purpose of this workshop was to engage in a dialogue about the way in which the national curriculum for nursery and primary schools needs to be revised to reflect the particular needs of indigenous children coming from homes in which English is not the first language.

Jesuits in US and Canada Oppose Pipeline at Standing Rock

The Jesuits in the USA and Canada have described as “morally unacceptable” the decision by the US Army Corps to resume the process that would establish a pipeline that would cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. They claim that it would violate the rights of the indigenous peoples and would threaten their water supplies.

At global forums, church leaders advocate for safe water for all

Access to clean water is a fundamental right must be a global priority, said Catholic leaders present at the 8th World Water Forum and the Alternative World Water Forum. Catholic representatives spoke about the need to find ways to create a sustainable supply of fresh drinking water for all, especially the poorer populations around the world.