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“In what seems like a whole lifetime away now, a group of nineteen of us travelled to Nicaragua to catch up with some of the communities that Amos has been supporting these past 5 years through the work of our partner CEPAD. Some of us had been before and had seen what life was like at the start of their 5-year programme and then 3 years in — and others were new to the country.” Caroline Bone writes.
“Yesterday I phoned Croydon Council and asked if they’d declared a climate emergency. “I’m sorry,” said the frontline receptionist, “I’m not sure who you would need to speak to about that.” Joanna Bega, CEO of Child Rescue Nepal reports on Amos Trust and A Rocha UK’s first ever Climate Justice Summit in Cambridge in September.
“Last Monday I was arrested sitting on the north side of Lambeth Bridge, on the first day of the Extinction Rebellion climate protests in London. After the first week of the protest, I am one of around 1300 people arrested. The following is my account of what has led me to this point.” Amos trustee Richard Elliott shares his experience of being arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion climate protests in London.
Dámaris E. Albuquerque and Gilberto Aguirre will be joining us in the UK this September to talk about the work of CEPAD and of what the call for climate justice means in Nicaragua. Katie Hagley spoke to them ahead of their visit.
“When I come into Nicaraguan airspace I can feel my soul re-enter my body.” Those of you who’ve been there will resonate with those words of Nicaraguan author Gioconda Belli. I felt something similar when I returned there in February, co-leading the recent Amos trip." Peter Bone shares his thoughts about his return visit to Nicaragua.
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