Ismael Moreno, SJ
(Father Melo) - Honduras, Province of Central America
[From “Jesuits 2022 - The Society of Jesus in the world”]
The Jesuit Social Apostolate for a new Honduras.
“I’ve never been inside a radio studio but when I listen to you, it’s
like I’m hearing my own ideas: you’re saying exactly what I want for my
country, for my people. Then, I feel like I should be supporting a radio
station which is so courageous, shows such solidarity, and inspires feelings of
happiness, trust and a desire to keep battling on. I want the radio to keep
growing, keep bringing us social and political commentary, entertainment and
happiness, and keep on sharing its love with people.” (Quote from a
ERIC/Radio Progreso is our social
apostolate here in Honduras, a part of the Province of Central America. Our
approach is based on two major principles: firstly, faith in the liberating
strength of the poor, and secondly, in the justice that springs from faith in
Christ who makes all things new, no matter how seemingly sad or dark.
Radio Progreso was founded in 1956. The Society
of Jesus acquired the rights to it in 1970 in order to support adult literacy
via radio schools, and to promote liberation via evangelisation and education.
We also accompany ecclesial base communities (comunidades de base) and social and popular organisations in their
daily hardships and struggles.