2nd Latin American Caravan for Integral Ecology

Event Details

From 13 to 30 September 2023, five young people from Argentina (Valentina Vidal), Brazil (Guilherme Cavalli), Ecuador (Lucy Ximena Urvina), Guatemala (Alex Donaldson García) and Peru (Daniela Andrade), accompanied by Mons. Noel Londoño, Bishop of Jericó (Colombia), will tour Europe to denounce the consequences of extractivism and mining in their countries. They will demand respect for life and Mother Nature, and call for universal brotherhood and intergenerational justice.


Spain: 13-17 SeptemberDetailed Programme
Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela

Italy: 18-20 September
Vatican: meetings with Pope Francis, representatives from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and religious congregations incl. JPIC Roma

Belgium, 21-24 September
21st September morning: meetings with CIDSE
21st September, 3:30-5:30 PM CEST: side event “Mining over rights: experiences from Latin America and implications for EU policies” hosted by MEP Anna Cavazzini (Greens/EFA) co-organised by CIDSE, Broederlijk Delen, KOO/DKA and the Churches and Mining Network, European Parliament
Meetings with EU officials, the Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union and Brussels-based faith-based organisations

Germany, 25-30 September
Stuttgart, Tübingen and Berlin
Series of workshops, meeting with the German Bishops’ Conference

Press release (EN / ES)
Poster (EN / ES)
Profiles of delegates (ES)
Flyer side event “Mining over rights: experiences from Latin America and implications for EU policies”, (EN)

About the Caravan
This is the second Caravan for Integral Ecology organised by the Churches and Mining Network in collaboration with church and civil society organisations in Europe, such as CIDSE, COMECE, ELSiA, “Enlázate for Justice” (Caritas, Cedis, Confer, Justice and Peace, Manos Unidas and REDES), PER-Plataforma por Empresas Responsables, ALBOAN, Justice in Mining, University of Tübingen, Misereor, JPIC-Roma. In 2022, eight community leaders toured European countries to share testimonies in an urgent call to respond to the threat of mining, recognising the global relationship of co-responsibility.

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