First day of the seminar on the Synod of the Amazon brings together various segments of civil society in Manaus

7 of March of 2019 - Seminar provided a climate for dialogue and convergence among different segments of society

Seminar was held in the Auditorium of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manaus | Photo: Ricardo Oliveira

bordering, indigenous, military, parliamentarians and representatives of scientific institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations participated in this Thursday (7) the first day of "Synod Seminar Amazon: Contributions of sustainable development ", what happened in the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Manaus, Center of the capital of Amazonas.

The event is held by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manaus, member of the Ecclesial Network Pan-Amazon (rap), com apoio da Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS), Solutions Network for the Amazon Sustainable Development, Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and the Climate Institute and Society (ICS), and aims to contribute to the discussion process between society and actors participating in the Synod of the Amazon, as well as provide support in the preparation of the basic documents on the subject.

Hair called Papa Francisco, the synod should take place in October bringing together over 250 bishops at the Vatican to discuss new ways of evangelization from various topics related to Amazon.

They were at the opening of the seminar Monsignor Marcelo Sorondo, Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo, Cláudio Hummes, Archbishop of Manaus, Don Sergio Castriani, Army Gen. Augusto César Nardi, the federal judge of the Federal Court of the 1st Region, Jaíza Fraxe, and the chief judge of the Amazon Court, Socorro Guedes.

Also participating in the event the Secretary of State for the Environment, Eduardo Taveira, representing the governor Amazon, the head of the Secretariat of State for Education and Teaching Quality (Seduc), Luiz Castro, Congressman José Ricardo Wendling, the state representative Joan of Arc, and the holder of the Municipal Public Cleaning (Semulsp), Paulo Faria.

The first day of the seminar provided a climate of dialogue and convergence between the different segments of society. Cardinal D. Claudio Hummes, Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo and president of Repam, It ensured that the Synod does not address issues related to national sovereignty, which is absolutely respected and recognized by the Church. The focus of the synod is to seek the common good, guided by the concepts Encyclical Laudato Si ', Pope hair document published Francisco.

"It is a mission proposed by Laudato Si 'of Pope Francis, from 2015, promote dialogue between society on the urgency of take care of common-house where we live. So the CNBB (National Confederation of Bishops of Brazil) and REPAM see positively the contributions of this meeting in Manaus, following its developments, listening as an important task not only for Brazil, but for the whole world ", He emphasized the bishop.

O general Augusto Nardi, by sua time, noted the fact of the Church and the armed forces are institutions with the highest levels of the country credibility. also spoke of the important missions of the Army along the Amazonian communities, defending our borders and supporting the fight against environmental crime, such as mining.

"The Brazilian Army has a mission of Brazilian development and conservation of our common-house, Amazon, and has historically acting strongly in the protection of the region and our borders. We want to contribute our experience and to deepen the Amazon Synod discussion, important for the whole world ", said General.

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The superintendent-general of FAS, Virgilio Viana, He added the importance of building a convergence towards a vision of contemporary national interest, where the reduction of deforestation rates should be seen as being of national interest. "The Amazon is essential to maintain the rainfall in much of the country, with implications for agricultural production, electric power generation and urban water supply and, so, national security ", reforçou.

The head of the Secretariat of State for the Environment, Eduardo Taveira, representing the governor of Amazonas, Wilson Lima, He emphasized the need to go beyond the command and control actions to reconcile the need to promote the improvement of social indicators, without compromising the environmental conservation. "It's a governor's commitment to implement actions aimed at sustainable development of the Amazon, taking income generation and social improvements for the State through the upgrading of traditional populations ", said.

For the policy of engagement and coordinator of the Climate and Society Institute (ICS), Alice Amorim, the event succeeded in getting put on convergences different actors in favor of an integrated schedule.

"The most important is the shared vision among the stakeholders that the Amazon must be seen not in isolation, but as part of a strategic agenda for Brazil and for the world, and it takes a lot to value traditional populations providing improvements for them ", finalized.

Activities will continue until Saturday

The second day (8) It will be devoted to thematic working groups, which will focus on the search for concrete solutions for sustainable development to be forwarded to the Vatican.

The works start from the issues discussed yesterday: protection of rivers and lakes; major project and infrastructure; deforestation and forest degradation; climate change and economic impact; Defense of Indigenous Territories; trafficking in persons, abuses against women and children and prostitution; and spirituality & culture virtues. The discussions of each group will take place between 9 am and 12 pm, na established by FAS, in Park neighborhood 10.

For the afternoon, from 14h, They will be presented and discussed the results of discussions, and the compilamento recommendations and future referrals.

No sábado (09), a field trip will be held in Tumbira community, the 74km of Manaus, for an experience in the community and understanding the prospects in practice.