BY ISN STAFF | March 7, 2016
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and the Ecclesial Pan-Amazonian Network (REPAM) have issued a joint statement regarding the brutal murder of Berta Cáceres, an internationally renowned Honduran indigenous and environmental leader. Cáceres was shot to death by intruders who entered her home in Honduras on March 3, 2016. Cáceres had been internationally recognized for her advocacy on key environmental and indigenous rights issues, including being honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project in Honduras.“We mourn the loss of Berta Cáceres, and her valiant efforts for the rights of those who are marginalized,” said Christopher Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, in support of the GCCM/REPAM statement. “Berta’s death illustrates the grave danger that people working for human rights and environmental justice face in Honduras. The Ignatian Solidarity Network will continue to work with our partners to advocate for U.S. foreign policy that promotes human rights and values the dignity of our brothers and sisters in Honduras and throughout Central America.”
The Ignatian Solidarity Network became a member organization of the Global Catholic Climate Movement in 2015.
The full statement GCCM/REPAM statement can be found below.