– Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
– Bishop Gerardi, April 24, 1998
Peace is possible – a peace that is born from the truth that comes from each one of us and from all of us. It is a painful truth…it is a liberating and humanizing truth…It is a truth that challenges each one of us to recognize our individual and collective responsibility and to commit ourselves to action.
– Scott Zoltok, Intern at the New Hope Foundation (2012-2013)
“Breaking the Silence means listening to those who’ve been silent for far too long, and once the silence is broken, it is amazing what you can hear.”
– Bertolt Brecht
Hay hombres que luchan un dia y son buenos. Hay otros que luchan un año y son mejores. Hay quienes luchan muchos años y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida: esos son los imprescindibles.
By Anissa Aldridge “How do I feed a family with 10 quetzales?” I asked a woman selling rice, beans and produce at the market in San Lucas Toliman. A smile lit up her face and with a twinkle in her eye she stood there with two of her small children as if wondering whether I [...]
by Maureen Larkin Today was our day off during the BTS delegation. We had a leisurely breakfast and set off shopping. Antigua is a drug for the addicted shopper. It’s a tourist town: there are many beautiful sights to be seen and the streets are thronging with people and sellers. According to Ron’s trusty Lonely [...]
By Sophie Lavoie Day six involved quite a few hours of travel from El Estor, up through Río Dulce (the portal from Lake Izabal to the Carribean), and back down to Antigua. Luckily, our travel day was interrupted by a visit to Lucy Granados, a woman who was deported back to Guatemala by the Canadian [...]