Pan Amazon Synod: From Evangelization to “Intercultural Exodus” (Part 1)

Kiwxí is the title of a movie[1] issued by the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network to pay homage to Brother Vicente Cañas S.J, a Spanish missionary murdered in 1987 for his intervention in territorial disputes between Indians and newly arrived landowners in the northwest of the state of Mato Grosso in what was then a real Brazilian

The New Class Struggle: The Death of Communism, or a Metamorphosis?

The King Is Dead: Long Live the King! Was 1991 the year communism died, or did it just undergo a metamorphosis? In one way or another, this problem dominated public discussion at that time. It went through academic and political environments, the media, social gatherings and salons, and even sacristies. Curiously enough, in addition to

A Mission That Baptized No One in Fifty-Three Years: The Flawed Evangelization Model of the Pan-Amazonian Synod

David Kopenawa

Since 1965, the Institute of the Consolata for Foreign Missions, originally from Turin and present in 28 countries, has had a mission among the Yanomamis in Brazil. The mission is currently led by the Italian priest Fr. Corrado Dalmolego, assisted by three women religious of the Institute’s female branch. Fr. Corrado Dalmolego In a recent

The Amazon, Lung of the World?

Amazônia, Amazonas, Amazona, Amazon

This nonsense, one of many environmental myths, is often repeated, like a mantra. Yet, some time ago, even the unsuspected Brazilian magazine Super Interessante[1]published this revealing comment: ‘Lung of the world.’ What do you think when you hear hearing this expression? It can only be that the Amazon is the world’s largest producer of oxygen,

George H. W. Bush, Emmanuel Macron, and the Slow Death of Climate Politics

Gilets Jaunes

Three recent events in three different countries illustrate just how far the fortunes of climate change politics have fallen. The first event was the death of George H. W. Bush, forty-first president of the United States. His passing on November 30 at the age of 94 occasioned an outpouring of sympathy from across the world.

Reflections on the Greenhouse Effect

Pan-Amazon Synod

The greenhouse effect phenomenon, as described in meteorology books, is not only questionable, but also defies the laws of thermodynamics. This phenomenon is not described in physics books. The classic version compares it to that which occurs in greenhouses, where solar radiation passes through the glass panels and warms the ground and the air inside.