Let’s heed the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor and let’s act!
- Let’s heed the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor and let’s act!
Pope Francis calls us to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (Laudato Si’, 49). Yet, since 2015, the communities of Guapinol and the San Pedro sector have been trying in vain to be heard. In their struggle for justice, defenders are attacked, criminalized and even killed. Eight defenders were unjustly imprisoned for over two years, and three people have been murdered since January 2023.
“The Government of Honduras must act diligently and suspend these extractive activities, which are carried out illegally and with total disregard for the environment.”
― Elvin Hernández, human rights investigator, ERIC–Radio Progreso
Thank you to everyone who Signed the letter last week-end to the Honduran ambassador to Canada asking her government for protection, justice and reparation for environmental defenders and for Carlos Escaleras National Park (devp.org/act). If you haven't already done so, sheets are still available at the back of the church for you to sign.