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Regional Church dialogue begins on saving Amazon, earth

The first regional online discussion on the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region was held November 27. This dialogue, a joint initiative of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) and Signis Caribbean, disseminated information about the synod and served as a catalyst to propel the region into action.

Collaborators included President of the AEC Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica, Bishop Karel Choennie of Paramaribo, Suriname (via video), and President of Signis Caribbean, Lisa Bhajan of Trinidad & Tobago, as well as several representatives from arch/dioceses across the region.

One of the main questions asked by several people at the emergence of the synod was—why a synod on the Amazon?

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