Last year (2016) the human rights program of IELCO along with the Lutheran School of Theology hosted a series of video forums titled: Cries of Creation (Gritos de la Creación, in Spanish), where once a month we would watch a documentary that helped shine light on the interconnections between human rights, poverty and the environment. A steady group of interested people began to form as we discussed these documentaries from a theological perspective as well as the possible ways local congregations can become involved in the issue of each documentary (consumerism, GMOs, fair trade, indigenous peoples’ rights, climate change, etc.).
|In the middle of an activity debating globalization and a focus on supporting local economies. Looking at the camera: Liria Suarez Preciado, Jairo Suarez Preciado, and Mauricio Chala. Photo by Curtis.|
|Just as we reached the summit. Curtis with Jenny and Cate Franco, and Jairo Suarez Preciado. Photo by Liria Suarez Preciado.|