Come hear from indigenous and religious leaders from the Amazon about their concerns in the region: their resistance and organizational process, displacement by large-scale energy and agriculture projects, struggles for land rights and formal recognition, and threats to their livelihoods and culture.

They also will share their hopes for the Synod on the Amazon, a high-level meeting of the Catholic Church to be held in October.


Cardinal Pedro Barreto of Huancayo, Peru. Vicepresident of REPAM

Michael McGarrell. Human Rights coordinator for COICA. Guyana

Patricia Gualinga. Indigenous leader from Sarayaku

Julio César López. Member of OPIAC-Colombia

Tuntiak Katán. Pueblo Shuar-Ecuador. Vice-coordinator of COICA

Hosted by the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries and Amazon Watch

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