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Catholic Ecology, socially and pastorally speaking, 2015: The Pan-Amazonic Church Network (REPAM)

15 April 2015
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Michael Czerny, SJ Beginning in 1974, I have been blessed to visit seven of the nine Amazonic countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guyana, Perú, Surinam and Venezuela) … but only recently did I discover that I was actually visiting the Pan-Amazonia! Thanks to this discovery, while looking at somewhat familiar, at the...
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Church collaboration for care and reconciliation with Creation in Pan-Amazonia

15 April 2015
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Paula Sendín The Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (Red Eclesial Pan-Amazónica or REPAM in Spanish), officially established in September 2014 as “a response to the urgent need to care for life in harmony with nature, building on the ample and diverse presence of the Church in Pan-Amazonia” made presentations last month to the Vatican and to...
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Pope Francis, the environment, and Indigenous Peoples

31 July 2013
Atardecer en El Morichal en Bolivar, Venezuela. Foto de: Luis Carlos Díaz

Luis Santiago Cano At the most recent World Youth Day in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis conveyed a number of important messages not only for the Catholic community but also for the whole of humanity. Among them, there is one with a special meaning due to the venue, which is the Amazon: Pope...
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Earth

30 April 2012
Foto de: mongabay.com

Stefano Femminis They passed away at a distance of seven years and one day from one another: Sister Dorothy Stang, a North American missionary in the Amazon region, an adopted Brazilian, was killed by six gun shots on February 12th,  2005; Dom Ladislau Biernaski, Bishop of São José dos Pinhais and president of the...
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‘Green’ Bishop Receives Alternative Nobel Prize

15 October 2010
Bishop Erwin Kräutler.  Photo credit:  Prelazia do Xingu, Altamira

A leading figure in Brazil’s environment movement, Erwin Kräutler, is one of the four winners of the Right Livelihood Award 2010, known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. The 71-year-old Catholic Bishop of Xingu in the Amazon region is honoured for “a lifetime of work for the human and environmental rights of indigenous peoples and...
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Amazonia under threat

15 September 2010
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Today, the predation and violence against indigenous and traditional peoples of the Amazonia continues with the outrageous activity of construction of infrastructures and transport facilities, especially with large projects as the IIRSA (Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America). The IIRSA emerged at a meeting of Latin American Heads of State held in Brasilia...
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