Rebecca Duerst, director of Diakonia (International Development and Disaster Response) visited the partner organizations of ELCA / Global Mission in Brazil on April 1- 4, 2019 The ELCA / Global Mission partner organizations in Brazil are: The Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession (IECLB), the Lutheran Diakonia Foundation (FLD), the EST Faculties and the Sustainability Institute (InS) The purpose of the visit was to develop deeper relationships with key leaders in these o
Historians point to the presence of the first Protestants in Brazil from 1555, with the French invasions. In the seventeenth century, they returned with the Dutch, but none of these two came to any significant marks. Colonial Brazil, from the religious point of view as essentially Catholic, although the forms of indigenous religiosity and African religions with the slaves was (and it is) strong and penetrating. Lutherans arrived, as German immigrants, after 1824. Even they ar
Katharina von Bora was an empowered, strong, determined, daring woman of the Lutheran Reformation. She broke with the feminine standards of her time, breaking paradigms. This active way of being a woman is invisible in the history of the church. The Reformation would not have happened without the presence, witness, and active participation of women. On 2017, Faculdades EST (in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil) and its Gender and Religion Program created a Memorial to Women in the Reforma
CAPA was established in the late 1970s, at a time when women farmers and family farmers were driven out of the field by the development model called "Green Revolution". A modernization package based on large-scale agricultural production, the intensive use of agrochemicals and mechanization. The CAPA proposal was based on the dissemination of economically and ecologically sustainable practices among families of rural producers, offering alternatives to stay in the field.
On the December 2017 edition of The Sower (the Synod newsletter) Pastor Joaninho wrote: To those who are thinking that the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation are over, everything that one has to show has been shown, and all that one had to speak was spoken, and all that one had to celebrate and celebrate was celebrated and celebrated; and nothing more will happen is misleaded! The Jubilee of the 500 years began on October 31 of this year and goes until O
Accompanying Espirito Santo and Belem Synod -IECLB In the first week of February 2017 citizenship of Espírito Santo have been experiencing the pain and fear caused by the lack of public safety due to the strike and paralysis of the Military Police throughout the state. The news reported that several shops were looted; cars and motorcycles stole; people assaulted in the street, and several killed. As a result, public transportation in Greater Vitória was paralyzed, preventing