Wapichan

Next week Amazon activist Leah Casimero will be joining Joel Thompson SJ, in a Zoom webinar hosted by Jesuit Missions at 7.30pm Tuesday 22 September.Leah Casimero’s journey is indicative of the complexities and challenges that face us all at this unique juncture in human history. How do we respond to the devastation that is being visited on the earth by climate change? How do we give the earth and its people a voice?Leah, an indigenous woman of the Wapichan tribe, lives in a remote part of...
Jesuit Missions in the UK has helped to fund a translation of the New Testament into Wapishana, the language of the Wapichan peoples of south west Guyana. This is the first time ever,  these tribal communities in the Rupununi region of the country have been able to hear and read the word of God in their own tongue and the arrival of the books was a cause of major celebration, as the video below shows.Among those to witness this remarkable event was British Jesuit Fr Jim Conway SJ, the...