Un Día en la embajada EEUU (A Day in the US Embassy)

A Reflection written by Juan Lopez, a lay leader in the Catholic Church, a teacher and Delegate of the Word of God. Juan is a leader in the Municipal Committee for the Defense of Common and Public Lands of Tocoa, which works in the region and in coordination at the national level.  Here is his…

Caravans: The New and Tragic Identity of the Poor in Honduras

Written by Father Ismael Moreno, SJ – “Padre Melo” (originally published by Rights Action in Honduras) Honduras has become the country of the caravans, a reality not explainable by just one factor. Many years went by of small groups of poor Hondurans silently and constantly exiting through the border until what was small grew huge….

Cuando el pobre

The group that traveled to Santa Barbara met with Lenca organizers at Rio Ulua. We were greeted with songs, stories, and so much passion for the work of protecting their beloved river. One of the songs they shared with us is traditionally used at the end of the mass and the lyrics center the work…

Root Causes Delegation Included Four Presbyterians

Written by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers (Special to Presbyterian News Service) LOUISVILLE — A delegation of 72 faith leaders and immigrant justice advocates returned from Honduras this week following a week of meetings with grassroots and religious partners to better understand the root causes of migration that have led thousands to flee Honduras. Four…

Fight for the Land: Pueblo San Ysidro and Pueblo Alemania

Our morning in Pueblo San Ysidro and afternoon at Pueblo Alemania brought the Root Causes Pilgrimage right to the heart of the problem facing disadvantaged, threatened and cruelly ignored neighborhoods around the cities of Honduras. There was absolutely no doubt that these communities, each of 250 families, are passionate and determined to bring their cause…

75 Faith Leaders on “Reverse Caravan”

A delegation of nearly 75 faith leaders and immigrant justice advocates, mostly from the United States, and several joining from South America, will travel to Honduras March 18-25 to meet with grassroots and religious partners in order to more deeply understand the root causes of migration that have spurred thousands to flee Honduras.