A human rights organization co-founded by Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan has won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award for 2018 for its work with indigenous communities in Peru. The following speech was delivered by Sister Ryan and her colleagues Cristobal Yugra and Yolanda Flores at the award ceremony sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. on October 4, 2018.
Peru extractive industries
Congratulations to Maryknoll Sr. Patricia Ryan and Derechos Humanos y Medio Ambiente (DHUMA), on being named the 2018 recipients of the Letelier-Moffitt International Human Rights Award.
Pope Francis continues to raise the importance of the Amazon region, its indigenous communities and unique natural environment, to the Church and the world. But questions remain and more dialogue is needed.
A Maryknoll-supported legal collective in Peru brought an amicus brief as part of trade tribunal case which was decided on November 30.
Barbara Fraser, a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner, writes from Peru about the misery and death caused by oil companies on indigenous communities.
Maryknoll missioners work to create a climate where peace can flourish by standing in solidarity with indigenous peoples in Peru and around the world.
This week's scripture reflection was prepared by Christine Perrier, a returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who served in Peru.
The following article on the effects of trade agreements on an indigenous community in Peru was written by Alfonso Buzzo, Peace Fellow with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Chloe Schwabe, Faith-Economy-Ecology program director, reports from the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF in Peru.