From October 6 to 24th, the Vatican will be holding a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. Why has Pope Francis placed a special focus on the Amazon? What does it mean for the Church, for the people of the Amazon and for all of humanity?
Join us for a special webinar to launch our new campaign, For our Common Home: A future for the Amazon, a future for all, where a panel of special guests will provide insight on the Synod and how we can take action.
Most Rev. Don Bolen is Archbishop of Regina and has long been active on ecumenical and justice issues.
Mauricio Lopez Oropeza is Executive Secretary of REPAM (the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network), which has been instrumental in organizing consultations with Amazonian communities in preparation for the Synod. Development and Peace supports REPAM’s work in the Amazon.
Josianne Gauthier is Secretary General of CIDSE, an alliance of 16 Catholic international social justice organizations, including Development and Peace.
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is a movement for global justice that supports communities in over 30 countries in the Global South and educates Canadians on issues of poverty and injustice.