Guyana – Jesuit School says We Need to Learn from Indigenous to Care for Creation

Within the Central Rupununi region (Guyana), where we live, we have been listening to the hopes, dreams and struggles of the people in the sixteen villages we serve. These communities are predominantly indigenous and the villages are composed of people from two of the nine indigenous nations of Guyana: the Macushi and the Wapichan. The Synod on Amazonia offers an opportunity for a rich dialogue with indigenous peoples. This is something that Pope Francis has been asking from the Church. He urges us to listen to them and their wisdom on how to “live well” in harmony with nature, with God and with others.