– Create conditions to inhabit the Earth humanely, in a way that supports the reconstruction of the social fabric
– Accompany the processes of generation by communities and groups of alternative paths to a dignified life
– Contribute to the strengthening of critical thinking capacities of collective subjects (groups and communities) so they may influence their own realities
In our operations, we consider two criteria or coordination strategies: the logistical organization of groups, and the thematic axis of action. Depending on the case, we refer to one or the other in order to make decisions respective to our operation. While the organizational criteria gives us indicators of the advances of the groups and the capacities they have for action, the thematic axis help us in finding information, and generating materials and areas of impact.
Our primary logistical operations:
Community Groups in Guerrero and Oaxaca
Territorial Networks in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Coahuila
Ecumenical Networks of Solidarity and Peace: National and International
Our primary thematic axis:
– Governances and Autonomies. That people organize in order to decide their own structures of governmental organization and lfe.
– Territory Defense: That people’s organize and collective subjects in the construction of alternatives for the common use and enjoyment of territories under principles of a healthy ecosystem.
– Solidarity and Peace. That communities and peoples, from their own spirituality, hopes, and energies, create paths for peace with justice and dignity.
We also include the Communication and Multimedia production team, that creates materials for widespread distribution, facilitates communication between our processes, and works with the coordination team in the activities and for the success of our communities.
Finally, we include the Fund for the Support of Small Projects (FAPP, in Spanish). The FAPP is a tool that has worked since 1988 to support concrete actions of community groups that do not have the capacity to access other resources, for the improvement and strengthening of the conditions of life in their communities, through a maximum financial contribution of $25,000.00 pesos (approximately $1,250.00 USD).
General Organizational Structure
Executive Director: Follows the agreements and actions of the operative team. Responsible for the use of economic resources, the monitoring and evaluation in the fulfillment of objectives. Keeps the Executive Board and Directive Council informed.
Strategic Institutional Accompaniment:
Executive Board and Directive Council: Comprised of men and women of the Civil Society of renowned academic, social, and ecumenical esteem, who contribute to the strategic planning and reflection of the organization, and make agreements about institutional life.
The Executive Board meets once a year for strategic planning of the institution, that includes evaluation of projects and assessment of achieved goals.
The Directive Council has periodic reunions with the Executive Team to follow up on projects and agreements with the Executive Board.