Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee Works for Justice, Acts for Peace
We work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.“I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #36
Loretto has heard the words of Pope Francis as he has worked for years to protect the rights of the immigrant. He writes: “We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved. They are an occasion that Providence gives us to help build a more just society, a more perfect democracy, a more united country, a more fraternal world and a more open and evangelical Christian community.” (Excerpt from “Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees”)
Our Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) has responded to this Gospel mandate brought to the attention of all the world by Pope Francis. Among the myriad justice events LACC has sponsored are trips to the U.S./Mexico border, participation in protests of the School of the Americas, and actions to stand in solidarity with the farmworkers. For more details about LACC’s work, click here.