In solidarity with the people of Nicaragua

The Jesuits of Canada have sent a letter to the Government of Canada urging it to take action against the violence and repression that has been taking place in Nicaragua since April 2018. The call to action sent to the Honourable  François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is in support of the call from the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL), the Central American Province of the Society of Jesus, and the Association of Universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL) to the international community for solidarity.

The statement asks the Canadian government to take action by calling on the government of Nicaragua to immediately respect the civil rights of the people of Nicaragua as enshrined in their constitution, by denouncing the continued atrocities of the current government against its people, by issuing a statement of support for the findings of the independent investigation conducted by the OAS, and by urging a peaceful resolution to the current political crisis in Nicaragua.

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) stands in solidarity with our Jesuit brothers and the people of Nicaragua who have been severely affected by the current crisis.

The letter can be found here: Letter to the Government of Canada

The call for solidarity by CPAL, the Central American Province of the Society of Jesus and AUSJAL can be found here:
CPAL SJ-CAM y AUSJAL sobre Nicaragua (English)
CPAL, SJCAM y AUSJAL sobre Nicaragua (español)

The Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the International Association of Jesuit Universities and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities have also released a statement asking the Government of the United States to take action against the violence in Nicaragua. Their statement can be found here:

This article was originally published on Canadian Jesuit International’s website.

(Banner photo by Universidad Centro Americana/Servicio Jesuita para Migrantes)