In Chile alongside the Mapuche people

The Mapuche, an indigenous people in Chile, have been persecuted and ignored for years: the State does not recognise their existence or protect their identity. Deprived of their land of origin, they are forced to fight to get it back and are therefore victims of strong repression. The Community, with volunteers, supports them in this path of claim in a peaceful and non-violent way. Support them too.

In Chile alongside the Mapuche people

The Mapuche, an indigenous people in Chile, have been persecuted and ignored for years: the State does not recognise their existence or protect their identity. Deprived of their land of origin, they are forced to fight to get it back and are therefore victims of strong repression. The Community, with volunteers, supports them in this path of claim in a peaceful and non-violent way. Support them too.

The presence of the Pope John XXIII Community in Chile dates back to 1994. After a long presence in the country having lived side by side with its poorest and most marginalized population, we have also chosen to engage alongside the Mapuche people. They are the largest indigenous community in the country and have always fought for the recognition and defense of their identity and culture, crushed by the state that does not recognize the existence of original peoples and does not protect their survival, and by big business that usurps their lands, their only source of livelihood.

Volunteers accompanied by "Operation Dove" (the Community's nonviolent peace corps) chose to stand by their side, sharing their demand for respect and witnessing the abuse they are forced to endure.
The Mapuche live in close contact with nature and sustain themselves through farming and ranching. But their lives are constantly threatened: they have been deprived of their homelands where they have lived for generations, they are deprived of water and other natural resources that are essential to their survival as well as the way of life of their culture. The Mapuche are marginalized, discriminated against, treated as "slackers" and as the po orest of the poor. They receive no protection, no rights from the state , which, given the expansion of the movement, even treats them as real terrorists.
Denouncing this social injustice prompted young Italian boys to leave to live together with this ancestral people their peaceful struggle, sharing with them their daily lives, labors and even hopes. Their presence serves as nonviolent protection and support in moments of public protest, when protestors are often victims of strong and violent repression by the armed forces.

The Mapuche are the bearers of a culture that respects nature and the land, and they teach us a new form of development, one that is more sober and lives in synergy with the environment and nature.
The only weapon they carry is the word, and so they seek to assert the rights of these crushed peoples by raising awareness and promoting the struggle, in a peaceful way. Support the volunteers so that they remain at the side of the Mapuche people to restore their dignity and justice.
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IBAN: IT04 X030 6909 6061 0000 0008 036
POSTAL ACCOUNT: 12148417
Both payable to: Pope John XXIII Community Association
Reason to specify: 22R017 Mapuche support

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The presence of the Pope John XXIII Community in Chile dates back to 1994. After a long presence in the country having lived side by side with its poorest and most marginalized population, we have also chosen to engage alongside the Mapuche people. They are the largest indigenous community in the country and have always fought for the recognition and defense of their identity and culture, crushed by the state that does not recognize the existence of original peoples and does not protect their survival, and by big business that usurps their lands, their only source of livelihood.

Volunteers accompanied by "Operation Dove" (the Community's nonviolent peace corps) chose to stand by their side, sharing their demand for respect and witnessing the abuse they are forced to endure.
The Mapuche live in close contact with nature and sustain themselves through farming and ranching. But their lives are constantly threatened: they have been deprived of their homelands where they have lived for generations, they are deprived of water and other natural resources that are essential to their survival as well as the way of life of their culture. The Mapuche are marginalized, discriminated against, treated as "slackers" and as the po orest of the poor. They receive no protection, no rights from the state , which, given the expansion of the movement, even treats them as real terrorists.
Denouncing this social injustice prompted young Italian boys to leave to live together with this ancestral people their peaceful struggle, sharing with them their daily lives, labors and even hopes. Their presence serves as nonviolent protection and support in moments of public protest, when protestors are often victims of strong and violent repression by the armed forces.

The Mapuche are the bearers of a culture that respects nature and the land, and they teach us a new form of development, one that is more sober and lives in synergy with the environment and nature.
The only weapon they carry is the word, and so they seek to assert the rights of these crushed peoples by raising awareness and promoting the struggle, in a peaceful way. Support the volunteers so that they remain at the side of the Mapuche people to restore their dignity and justice.
---
You can also donate by bank transfer or postal bulletin.
IBAN: IT04 X030 6909 6061 0000 0008 036
POSTAL ACCOUNT: 12148417
Both payable to: Pope John XXIII Community Association
Reason to specify: 22R017 Mapuche support
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