“Walking together, paddling against the current”: The Pan-Amazon initiative of Fe y Alegría

Irma Mariño, head of the Rural and Education and Amazon sector of Fe y Alegría Perú and leader of the Integral Ecological Initiative and International Federation of the Pan-Amazon of Fe y Alegría, has participated in the magazine Aurora with the article “Walk together, paddling against the current”.

Irma Mariño, head of the Rural and Education and Amazon sector of Fe y Alegría Perú and leader of the Integral Ecological Initiative and International Federation of the Pan-Amazon of Fe y Alegría, has participated in the 17th edition of the magazine Aurora with the article “Walk together, paddling against the current” that was presented at the latest federal initiative.

 

Aurora is a digital publication from the Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas de América Latina (Conference of Provincial Jesuits of Latin America and the Caribbean-CPAL) and El Caribe-CPAL. Its April edition, entitled, “ECOactivos” (“ECOactives”), brings together articles exposing the gravity of the socio-environmental crisis and the consequent efforts carried out from Compañía de Jesús (Company of Jesus)–in the educational and pastoral sectors, in order to promote care for our common home.

 

In her article, Mariño emphasizes the importance of recognizing the centrality of human dignity, in which it is necessary to go out to meet others and to remember our transformed educational vocation. “We must form networks of solidarity in order to better respond to our current times, to elevate our voice and rights, fair treatment, respect diversity and respect the use of territory”, she stated.

 

At the same time, she dreams that Fe y Alegría will use its transformed educational action to undertake the challenge of revitalizing its integral ecological perspective, keeping emphasis on the processes of integral formation and encouraging processes for the emergence of new roles, with the capacity of transforming their environments and commitments to the Amazonian territories.

 

The article also summarizes mid -term processes for 2021-2023 that Fe y Alegría will develop to promote in the context of schools, in the spaces where it has a presence, and the harmonious care of everyone’s home.

 

The federal initiative 17 of Fe y Alegría Red Panamazónica Educativa “Cuidado de la Casa Común” (Fe y Alegría Red Pan-Amazon Educational Initiative “Taking Care of our Common Home”) seeks to defend and promote life and a sustainable environment in the Pan-Amazon in solidarity with the excluded and the poorest, especially those residing in the indigenous communities, recognizing and promoting their rights for quality education.

 

Read the article here: bit.ly/FyA-Aurora17

 

See the complete edition of the magazine, Aurora, edition 17 here.

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