A collective of the faithful and the fearless
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about us

Our goal: Self-determination

We wish to uplift the stories of the citizens of Puerto Rico.  Rather than put forward demands, we hold the space for community leaders, frontline and grassroots organizations to do this.  We uplift their voices. We give them a platform. We unite efforts across the Puerto Rican diaspora.

In the spirit of Liberation Theology, we will collaborate in an interfaith and grassroots movement to demand Economic Justice for the Puerto Rican people through:

Education:  Building a transnational, diaspora movement.

Service:  Making investments in infrastructure and development.

Advocacy:  Supporting self-determination and representation.

 
 Protestors symbolically participate by removing their shoes in solidarity with the #4645Boricuas who are now estimated to have lost their lives after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico.  Learn more about our direct action at the United Nations:  No Refuge from the Storm on Saturday, June 2 in this article in the New York Times:  Protestors Demand Audit of Hurricane Maria Death Toll in Puerto Rico .  Photo credit: Jeenah Moore for the New York Times

Protestors symbolically participate by removing their shoes in solidarity with the #4645Boricuas who are now estimated to have lost their lives after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico.

Learn more about our direct action at the United Nations:  No Refuge from the Storm on Saturday, June 2 in this article in the New York Times: Protestors Demand Audit of Hurricane Maria Death Toll in Puerto Rico.

Photo credit: Jeenah Moore for the New York Times

Take action with us

Sign our petition to the United Nations calling to host a forum on human rights to Audit the Debt and Audit the Deaths.

Puerto Ricans’ First Amendment Right to Protest

As Rev. Dr. King said, protest is the cry of the unheard, and what we witnessed during the overwhelmingly peaceful “MayDay” protests in Puerto Rico was an militarized response that threatens the first amendment rights of Puerto Ricans. As faith leaders, we put to use our religious liberty to support Puerto Ricans’ first amendment right to protest against government austerity. We oppose the militarization of policing that we witnessed during the “MayDay” protests in Puerto Rico. We see the damage the militarization of police has had in America and we will not stand as idle witnesses when it emerges in Puerto Rico. 

Audit the Deaths and the Debt

Since Congress has failed to secure the human rights of the Puerto Rican people, we make our request to the United Nations to conduct the following audits:

We request that the United Nations hosts a forum on human rights in Puerto Rico by the government of the United States.