For the third time in Latin America, Iglesias y Minería will gather religious representatives, pastoral members, social mouvements and leaders of communities affected by mining proyects in the continent from September 2-6 in Bogotá. A CIDSE delegation will be present at the event.
Jennifer Henry is Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. She participated as a panelist in the workshop “Laudato Si', a Call for Change” co-organized by CIDSE, Development and Peace and Franciscans International. On that occasion she reflected on the place of spirituality and justice in debates at the World Social Forum and on Laudato Si’ in the Canadian context.
These past few weeks, we’ve met several young dynamic leaders at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland and at World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada. Their backpacks filled with stories and experiences. They share with us why it is important for them to engage and act in the face of today’s social and environmental crises.
Janelle Delorme, who started engaging in activism with Development & Peace since the young age of 12, is now a Regional animator for the region of Manitoba. She supports members in getting campaigns out in the parishes, educating the Canadians on different social justice issues that Development & Peace' partners from the global South are dealing with. At the World Social Forum, during the workshop “Climate Change: Continuing mobilization after Paris” she talked about youth mobilization in Canada.
Mamadou Goita is the Executive Director of the Institute for Research and the Promotion of Alternatives in Development (IRPAD/Afrique), based in Bamako, Mali. An active participant of the World Social Forum since its first edition in Porto Alegre, he participated in Montreal as a panelist in the workshop “Agroecology for a healthy planet” organized by Development & Peace with USC Canada, Union Paysanne and SUCO. On that occasion we had a chance to chat with him on the most pressing challenges of our time, on the possible alternatives, and on the role the World Social Forum can play.