How can we live together?

In Honduras, on March 3, 2016, Berta Cáceres went missing and was found murdered…

Alongside the local communities of Lenca, she fought to save the Gualcarque River from a dam project, initiated by multinational interests (DESA, Sinohydro...). Essential to the survival of the populations, this sacred river traditionally supplies water and food for the surrounding villages.

Assassinations for political and economic interests are more common than the media let on: a report by the NGO Global Witness says that at least 116 environmental activists were murdered in 2014. Acts of such violence leads us to ask an essential question: how can we live together? Who has the right to decide what is right and therefore what we have the right to do at a specific place or time?

It is somehow on this path that the Josefa proposal seeks meaning. By questioning the media-political label "migrant", Josefa is trying to place the focus on the dignity of the human person. Already, by reviewing such words as "migrant", there is potentially an opportunity to renew the behaviours that, in turn, can change the discourse.

By seeing the space in which we live in a comprehensive manner, by providing services in favour of the public interest (housing, health, culture, religious expression), the Josefa House realises, at its level, the utopia of urban planners seeking the integration of the global functions of a given territory. Josefa wants to participate in creating a respectful societal approach to the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of each human being.

Thus, the Josefa proposal establishes a process that is opposed to any "migratory ghettoization": without providing an ideal solution to the challenges of our time, it nevertheless proposes to open channels so that we, the citizens of our world, might differently re-present “today” and imagine a more just, more sustainable future.