Pray with the #WorldCouncilofChurches : throughout this week, with the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we have been praying with and for the people and churches in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Peru.
We are thankful for: - the distinctive rhythms, music, dance, food and natural medicine in this area - the beauty of the region, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and ocean coastlines, and especially indigenous peoples’ relationship with, and care for, the natural environment - churches who witness and work both ecumenically and with those of other faiths to build relationships of trust and commitment amid ongoing injustice and oppression - the diversity of languages and cultures flourishing in the region despite disruptions that have occurred through colonization, and political and economic turmoil.
For more intercessions and prayers, please visit: www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle/bolivia-brazil-chile-peru
Photo by Paulino Menezes/WCC: During the Alternative World Water Forum (FAMA) 2018, an interfaith group paid a visit to the Shrine of the Pajés. Located in the northwest region of Brasilia, it is a place of cultural and ecological resistance, where the struggle for the maintenance of the areas of springs and water recharge is constant. In recent years, much of the native vegetation and springs have been extinguished by real estate speculation, in a process suspected of corruption. Visitors were greeted by Pajé Kamuu Dan Wapichana in the House of Prayer in a ceremony full of emotion and symbolism. The representative of Bolivia, Vicenta Mamani, using the Aimara language, spoke about the sacred place, womb of the earth, where everyone who surrounds it has its spirit. In the reserve live several ethnicities. The predominant one is the Fulni-Ô ethnic group. More information about the inter-religious presence at FAMA: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/wcc-joins-interfaith-coalition-on-water-justice-as-world-water-forum-begins-in-brazil
Made it to Huaraz just in time for the sun to set after basically two days straight of traveling. We did get a 5 hour break to get some sleep. Now, one day here with a training hike to acclimatize and then it's up into the mountains. Keep praying! #Pray4Peru#C4C#MissionTrip#TravelWithPurpose