The Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) stands in solidarity with those oppressed by poverty, violence and exclusion in this hemisphere working together for the respect of human dignity and empowerment of all peoples. An interfaith network of individuals and communities, CRLN equips and mobilizes religious leaders, communities and individuals to advance peace, justice and human rights in our hemisphere.
Who Does CRLN Serve?
CRLN exists to serve the hundreds of thousands in Latin America who have asked U.S. citizens to work to end U.S. policies that harm them. CRLN visits Latin America each year to meet personally with people who are marginalized by unjust political and economic structures but who actively struggle against oppression. Click here to learn more about CRLN delegations. CRLN also exists for people of faith in our country who, through CRLN, are empowered to take direct action to advance justice, peace and human rights through dialogue with public policy makers in the effort to halt abusive military and economic practices being carried out with U.S. tax dollars. Click here to learn more about advocacy opportunities through CRLN.
Currently, CRLN work focuses on the following topics:
- Colombia: Human Rights and US Policy
- Promoting Fair Trade and Sustainable Development
- Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition: Working for Justice for Immigrants
- Building Just US/Cuba Relations
- Close the SOA/WHINSEC
- Human Rights in Post-Coup Honduras
Within these campaigns, CRLN and its members engage in education, action and advocacy work. To learn more about specific campaigns, and to access resources and materials on each, please follow the links below or to the right.