Migrant Caravan Akin to Salt March

(Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)

(Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)

Judy Coode of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative reports: “Our friend Pietro Ameglio, who works with SERPAJ-Mexico (Servicio Paz y Justicia/Peace and Justice Service), speaks in the video below about the caravan of migrants which is now crossing from Central America into Mexico. Ameglio reminds us that the members of the caravan are people fleeing violence and poverty; they “refuse to be killed in the name of progress.” This caravan, Ameglio asserts, should be considered akin to the salt march in India led by Gandhi in 1930 and the March on Washington led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963.

“Pietro calls on the Catholic bishops from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States to join the migrants on their journey.

“Pietro was with us at the 2016 nonviolence conference in Rome, part of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.