Root Causes of Migration Pilgrimage to Honduras

From 2016-2019, IM4HI & the SHARE Foundation organized several pilgrimages bringing several hundred delegates to Honduras to deepen their knowledge of the root causes of migration. The goals of this pilgrimage were to:

1. Listen and meet with grassroots and religious partners in Honduras to more deeply; understand the regional root causes of migration (e.g. economic, drug, military, border, and immigration policy).

2. Hear the recommendations and root solutions coming out of Central American partners.

3. Shift the narrative by engaging in advocacy and education in the US and Canada, calling for addressing the root causes of Central American migration and the protection of migrants.

This pilgrimage coincided with the assassination and subsequent anniversaries of the assassination of Berta Caceres, a Honduran environmental activist, Indigenous leader, and founder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). The journey was centered around a return to the center of pivotal events embedded in the land itself, such as Berta and COPINH’s struggle around the land and rivers.

Below are a collection of resources created as a result of the pilgrimage.