Guardians of the River
Climate Justice for Theologians
Visit a grassroots community resisting a gold mine that would destroy their sacred river
Come learn, pray and be inspired to lead your congregation and community toward climate justice!
What organization does this journey visit?
This journey is primarily focused on visiting and learning with the grassroots organization Guardians of the Yaoska, from the area known as Rancho Grande.
The Yaoska River Basin is sacred to the people who have lived and farmed there for many hundreds of years. The health and vitality of this area and its people are now threatened by mountain-top removal mining – but the people have organized to preserve their land and community.
Sustained by their faith and supported by local priests and ministers, the Guardians of the Yaoska have made enormous progress in protecting their land and way of life. Their experience and wisdom can sustain our own efforts against extraction: we learn how to be in solidarity with their struggle, and how to lead more sustainable lives on our fragile planet.
What are the upcoming journeys to Nicaragua for religious leaders?
Dates will be posted soon, but we expect to run a program in October or November of 2017.
What does this journey cost?
Cost: $850, need-based financial aid is available. All costs are included except travel to Managua.
Frequently Asked Questions
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