Catholic organisations and movements came together with the Church and the Amazonian peoples to pray, reflect and prepare for an integral ecology -one that represents the web of life interconnecting human beings, nature and God.
The burning of the Amazon rainforest is intentional and people are seriously afraid, indigenous communities are telling Caritas in the build-up to the Synod on the Amazon.
Mining and other extractive industries are driving human rights abuses and damaging the environment in the Amazon, say indigenous leaders. During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM. ...
The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.
A Church network to protect the Amazon has been officially launched at the Vatican with the support of Caritas.