Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda will hear from an international, interfaith delegation this Sunday (May 5) about the root causes of migration from Honduras.
Earlier this year the delegation met with organizations working and advocating for the rights of migrants, and explored factors that are forcing migrants to flee. These include violence, environmental degradation, drug cartels, organized crime, corrupt security forces, and impunity for ongoing human rights violations.
Rev. Deborah Lee and other panelists will share inspiring images and stories of resistance and resilience from Honduran community partners in their defense of land and life, and discuss how we can support their resistance.
Galatea King, Social Justice Program Developer, says, “March 18-25, I joined Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity on a delegation of nearly 75 faith leaders and immigrant justice advocates, mostly from the United States, and several joining from South America, [and we] traveled to Honduras to meet with grassroots and religious partners ... to more deeply understand the root causes of migration that have spurred thousands to flee Honduras.”
“For any of you near the Bay Area,” she adds, “please consider joining us!”
The panel discussion will take place 2:30- 4 p.m., as part of the Buena Vista UMC’s 60th Annual Spring Bazaar (being held from noon to 5 p.m. and featuring notable edibles and musical performances).
Buena Vista UMC is located at 2311 Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA. For more information call King at 510-759-4196 or the church at 510-522-2688.