About Us
The St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Missouri that is committed to standing in solidarity with the poor of Latin America.

Since 1982, IFCLA has collaborated with congregations, schools and organizations in the metropolitan area and across the US to work for a more just and equitable world community. We work to accompany the people of Latin America in their struggles for human rights and social justice through education and advocacy in the US.

We strive to put a human face on the issues in Latin America. We work to end racial profiling of immigrants both in the Saint Louis region and the United States as a whole, to promote just immigration policies, to close the SOA/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC) - to end Militarization of Latin America, to promote just trade, to accompany sister communities in El Salvador and Guatemala, and to promote justice in all Latin American countries, especially Honduras.
Mission and Goals
History of IFCLA
Organization: Core Committee, Staff, and Interns
In our work we remember:

 1980 Oscar Romero, Ita Ford, Maura Clark, Jean Donovan, Dorothy Kazel, FDR Leaders
 1981 Stan Rother
 1983 James Guadalupe Carney
 1987 Ben Linder
 1988 Chico Mendes
 1989 Ignacio Ellacuría, Segundo Montes, Ignacio Martín-Baró, Amando López, Juan Ramón Moreno, Juaquín López y
                    López, Julia Elba Ramos, and Marisette (Celina) Ramos
 1992 Kathleen McGuire, Shirley Kolmer and their sisters
 1998 Juan Gerardi
 2005 Dorothy Stang
 2006 Katherine Dunham
 2007 Rufina Amaya, Maria Julia Hernández
 2009 Marcelo, Ramiro, Ramiro Rivera, Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto, Lorenzo Rosebaugh, OMI
 2010 Martyrs of Honduras…
 2011 Dom Samuel Ruiz, Jose Comblin, Dean Brackley
 2012-2014 Journalists in Honduras
 2014 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa
 2016 Berta Cacéres; Fernando Alemán Banegas, José Ángel Flores, Silmer Dionisio George

Tens of thousands of sisters and brothers throughout the hemisphere who were tortured, disappeared, murdered.

Some of our many companions who have passed on:

Louis Miller, Peg Rugger, Bobbie Silverblatt, John Rosen, Allen and Dottie Miller, Eldora Spiegelberg, Margie Tuitt, Jim Mayer, Paul Reinert, SJ, Msgr John Shocklee, Hershel Walker, Sr. Tomasa O’Reilly CSJ , Penny Lerneux, Eileen Carney Connolly, Mary Jude Jun OSJU, Ann Manganero, SL, Jon Cortina, SJ, Greg and Marjorie Reinhart, Betty Wynn, Hy Blumenthal, Tedford Lewis, Art Wirth, Marian Wirth, Frances Padberg, SSND, Bill Monahan, Art Sandler, Joyce Becherer, Joseph Desloge Jr, David Felix, Frank & Joanne Flynn, Fr. Jim Krings, Paul Roman, Mary Auer, Dick and Ann Spiering, Jim McGinnis, Mildred Manganero, Sr. Liz Peplow, Dave and Ann Chopin, Fr. Rich Buchheit, Jack and Lorna Marsh, Art Martin, Murray and Mary Jane Underwood, Allen Pearson, John Kavanaugh, SJ, Rosemary S. Davison, Paul Strege, Rev. Ben Martin, Rt. Rev. Michael Allen, Dorothy Poor, Art Busekist, Jane Corbett, Danny Kohl, Hedy Epstein, Maggie Fisher SCN, Yvonne Logan, Agnes Wilcox

Accompanying the people of Latin America in their struggles for human rights and social justice since 1982
438 North Skinker Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri
(314) 721-2977
Immigration - Intervention - Investment - Immersion
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Our mission: To accompany the people of Latin America in their struggles for human rights and
social justice, and to educate and advocate in the US