Human Rights Delegation Opportunities

The Loretto Latin America and Caribbean Committee would like to invite Loretto members and friends to participate in two upcoming solidarity delegations.

Delegation to Honduras – Dec. 6-12, 2012

A religious human rights/solidarity delegation is being organized with the help of the Friendship Office, the sponsoring organization of the Honduras Accompaniment Project. Its purpose is to learn about the social, economic, religious and political realities in Honduras and to lend moral support to faith partners, human rights defenders and civil society organizations who have experienced repression or threats due to their social justice efforts. It will include an advocacy meeting at the U.S. Embassy.
The delegation will begin in San Pedro Sula and conclude in Tegucigalpa, and is geared for religious congregations with members in-country, but is open to all. Cost estimate: $920 plus airfare. For more information, please contact Jean Stokan or Sister Carol Ries, SNJM.

Delegation to El Salvador – Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2012

SHARE-El Salvador is organizing another delegation to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of the 4 U.S. Churchwomen. SHARE will be giving The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) an award in El Salvador—at the site of the martyrdom. LCWR is also co-sponsoring and inviting its leadership members, but the delegation is open to anyone. A unique aspect of this particular delegation is that SHARE is arranging to have a forum in country—with Salvadoran and US people of faith—to reflect together on the recent challenges to women religious and hopes for our Church today.

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