October 14, 2019

Following Jesuits’ call for “justice that builds peace in equity”, UN and Ecuadorian Bishop’s Conference announce deal between government, indigenous leaders

The United Nations and the Ecuadorian Bishop’s Conference announced a deal on Monday morning between the Ecuadorian government and indigenous leaders to end the International Monetary Fund-backed austerity package, known as “Decree 833”, and nation-wide protests, which have plagued the small Andean country over the past two weeks. According to the comuniqué, all parties have... View Article

Following Jesuits’ call for “justice that builds peace in equity”, UN and Ecuadorian Bishop’s Conference announce deal between government, indigenous leaders

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March 20, 2019

Fe y Alegría’s work in the Pan Amazon Region

This week, the international conference on “Integral Ecology: A synodal response from the Amazon and other essential biomes/territories for the care of our common home” is taking place at Georgetown University. Organized by the REPAM Ecclesial Network, and with the support of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of the United States and Canada – Office of Justice... View Article

Fe y Alegría’s work in the Pan Amazon Region

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March 01, 2019

Education is key to saving the planet

This was the conclusion of a meeting of teachers from Fe y Alegría Ecuador’s Oscar Romero school and other educational institutions in the area, that were invited to the event that was carried out as part of the first Panamazonian Encounter of Fe y Alegría Schools. Antonio Pérez Esclarín and Fabricio Alaña, international experts, highlighted... View Article

Education is key to saving the planet

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December 13, 2017

What does it mean to “Be more to serve better”?

 “How far will our ingenuity, excitement and longing fly? I would love to find the heirs of our great hopes,…”[1] While reading these words from Fe y Alegría’s founder, Father José María Vélaz, I read between the lines that he dreamt of transcendence, and this has led me to remember all of my “experiences of... View Article

What does it mean to “Be more to serve better”?

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July 05, 2017

Kelly Lituma, Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, wins gold medal at the Special Olympics 2017

Last April, Panama held the third edition of the Latin American Games of the Special Olympics, an organization that “releases the human spirit through the power of transformation and the joy of sports”, as they define themselves on their webpage. Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, Kelly Lituma, was the rhythmic gymnastics champion, also finishing in third,... View Article

Kelly Lituma, Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, wins gold medal at the Special Olympics 2017

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