Marching for Life: An Interview With José Tamayo

Posted on July 9, 2005 - 5:36pm :: Good News | ISD-Societal Change | Individual | ISD-World Affairs | Human
Interviewed By Bradford Plumer June 29, 2005 | Mother Jones Magazine TF! Editorial Comment: In many countries, especially ones with sizable Catholic populations, priests play an influential role in shaping public discourse. This is especially true of activist priests who parlay their religious devotion and commitment to the poor and oppressed into actions for social change. In the interview below, a Honduran priest talks about the grassroots environmental movement he helped launch which has met with great success in a variety of advocacies from illegal logging to corruption. He describes himself as "a priest who celebrates life rather than celebrates mass."