- Oct 20, 2020
The bishops of Latin America, seeing the devastation being caused to the region by uncontrolled fires, released a statement on Thursday called “We raise our voice for the Amazon rainforest.”
Leading five seminarians on an eight-week summer service program largely through Appalachia and South America, Conventual Franciscan Father Michael Lasky saw a new awareness rising in the young men’s minds.
As the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon approaches, preparations in the region are taking place against a complex backdrop, as indigenous communities launch increasing protests against political policies they say infringe on their rights.
In Guyana, people hope to create work so that young people don’t have to work in slavery conditions on Brazilian ranches or in mines.
A retired teacher continues to foster respect for the environment and appreciation for the southern Guyana region known as Rupununi. He uses two of his favorite teaching tools: music and poetry.
In Brazil, although slavery as an institution no longer exists, forms of forced labor persist in the country.