May 28, 2019

Responding to the Cries of the Amazon

The United Nations NGO Mining Working Group, of which Mercy Global Action is a member, co-sponsored an event titled “Towards an Integral Ecology: responding to the Urgent Cries and Horizons of the Amazon” during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN hosted the event, and other cosponsors included, Red Ecclesial Pan Amazónica (REPAM), Conselho Indigenista Missionário of Brazil, and the Justice Coalition of Religious…

The event took place in preparation for the upcoming Synod on the Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology, which will take place at the Vatican October 6-27, 2019. During his remarks, Fr. Justino Rezende, a member of the Pre-Synodal Council of the Synod of the Amazon and the only indigenous priest participating in the pre-Synodal meetings, stated “Often when we defend our land and culture, we are blamed for preventing progress, but we cannot have progress equal to destruction. Progress needs to be defending humanity, not destroying it.”

Read more about the event here.

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