March 11, 2016

MIA Prayer Intention for the Coming Week: Those Who Gave Their lives This Week in Service of Others

We pray for all those who this week have given their lives this week in service of others. In particular, we remember and mourn:

Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader of the Lenca people, Berta Cáceres who was murdered at her home on 2 March. Ms Cáceres organized communities in peaceful protest against illegal logging and violent oppression from the Honduran police forces, most recently in the Gualcarque River basin. Ms Cáceres was awarded the Goldman Prize after she led a peaceful campaign to stop one of the world's largest dam builders from constructing the Agua Zarca Dam, which would have cut off the ethnic Lenca people from water, food and medicine and violated their right to sustainably manage and live off their land.

Read: 'Mercy Condemns Killing of Honduran Activist' on the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas website

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Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

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