Members of churches, leaders of the Salvadoran community and the SHARE Foundation in the United States stand in solidarity with Salvadorian Cardinal Rosa Chávez. The Cardinal has come under attack for his call to President Bukele requesting respectful dialogue and greater transparency and accountability as El Salvador confronts the Coronavirus crisis.
"Over our nearly 40-year history, the SHARE Foundation has worked with Cardinal Rosa Chavez in the pursuit of serving the poor, building peace with justice, and authentic reconciliation in El Salvador. During the war years, the SHARE Foundation worked closely with the Archdiocese of San Salvador and the Cardinal to accompany the displaced victims of the war and to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict through political dialogue. After the war, the SHARE Foundation continued our work rebuilding communities, providing scholarships to youth and women, encouraging food security and ecological justice, supporting the law against mining, advocating for water as a human right, and supporting civic participation. Most recently, the SHARE Foundation joined the Cardinal in organizing one of the largest delegations from the U.S. and El Salvador to Rome for the Canonization of Monseñor Romero."... Continue Readind the letter / Carta en español
Gracias from SHARE for your solidarity with Cardinal Rosa Chavez of El Salvador
We have no words to express our gratitude for your solidarity with Cardinal Rosa Chavez of El Salvador as he faces a “perverse campaign” of threats from the government of President Bukele for demanding transparency during the Covid-19 crisis. SHARE staff presented Cardinal Rosa Chavez our open letter of support, signed by many of you (over 1,600) plus hundreds of additional messages of support.
He was surprised and deeply moved. He shared: “I am very happy and full of emotions. I thank you for this incredible detail; we are not alone; we are one family.” We thank each and every one of you for your solidarity with the Cardinal and the people of El Salvador.
Together with Cardinal Rosa, in this moment of the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to continue supporting the SHARE Foundation. SHARE has committed to raise funds to support mitigation efforts, especially for doctors and medical personnel who are doing their best despite the chronic lack of PPE. (El Salvador suffers the highest rate of medical personnel mortality in the region, with 74 deaths including 26 doctors). Jose Artiga Executive Director
This week, SHARE staff in El Salvador delivered the solidarity letter signed by 1,490 people from the United States and beyond, people expressind our support for Cardinal Rosa Chavez. El Salvador, 2020.
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Mission SHARE strengthens solidarity with and among the Salvadoran people in El Salvador and the United States in the struggle for economic sustainability, justice, and human and civil rights. Vision To transform society, SHARE increases the capacity of organized communities and their partners through our model of mutual accompaniment.