Our mission is to take care. Take care of people. Take care of the land.
We care by sharing life and hope, especially for refugees, persecuted ethnic minorities, and vulnerable communities.
We are Abuna.
Our mission is to take care.
Take care of people. Take care of the land.
We take special care of refugees,
persecuted ethnic minorities, and vulnerable communities.
We care because we perceive.
We perceive hunger, loneliness, despair, and death.
We perceive pain because, before it, in us, in all of us,
were breath life, beauty, joy, justice, kindness, and dignity.
We care because one day, our eyes were touched then we saw.
We saw our brothers and sisters uprooted, walking barefoot aimlessly.
We saw fear on the face of pregnant women, the elderly, and children.
We heard the crying of the trees while greed sawed its arms.
We saw the macaws and jaguars disoriented, burned by greed.
Our lungs burned with the flammable gases of violence, racism, and xenophobia.
We smell the rotten smell of our dead rivers, contaminated with injustice and oppression and we succumbed, choked, in our oceans flooded with plastic indifference.
We heard the clamor of the peoples of the forests, the mountains, the islands, the riverside, the countryside, artisanal fishermen, and family farmers.
We hear the groaning of the homeless, the landless, the breadless, the compassionate, of the dehumanized.
We perceive and decide.
We decided to care.
We decided to get up, take care and heal.
We decided to fight.
We decided to protect, denounce, and release.
We decided to restore, empower, emancipate and celebrate.
Celebrate life and diversity.
Celebrate freedom and truth. Celebrate justice and generosity.
Celebrate solidarity, love, and peace. This is our world and this is our vision:
Our people and our land cared for and healed.
Restored, respected. Redeemed, reconciled.
So we take care of people, we take care of the land.
We take care of the land by taking care of people.
We take care of people taking care of the land.
We care because we love.
We love because we were, are, and always will be loved.
We love because He first loved us.
We are Abuna.