The Amazon: our
Common Home

Please join us for “The Amazon: our Common Home,” a compelling event series that brings the Amazon to Rome for the bishops’ synod on the Amazon. Across eight countries with approximately 400 indigenous communities and millions of people, the Amazon is a place where the Creator’s glory is revealed.

We invite you to reflect on the Amazon and its peoples through a city-wide event series that brings the themes of the synod to life. The event calendar below makes choosing an event easy.

Each event is organized by its own event host. All public events include contact information so you can get in touch to learn more and register to attend the event.

A few events are private, and are included on the calendar for information only.

Synodal fathers and men and women religious

Indigenous and lay leaders from the Amazon and beyond

Events to reflect, pray, and take action

“Good living implies a communion with fellow-pilgrims and with nature as a whole”

–Amazon Synod Instrumentum Laboris

Event calendar

October 2019

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  • "Voices of the Amazon" - Theological Reflection
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Educational Gathering
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  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Prayer Vigil
  • Adveniat Episcopal Action
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  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
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  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • "Impegno religioso su questioni indigene e ambientali attraverso la difesa delle Nazioni Unite"
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  • Drawings Exhibition - Fr. Ezequiel Ramin: Church that gives life for the Amazon
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  • Outdoor lunch, prayer, and community gathering
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  • Pilgrimage in support of the synod
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  • The Amazon and Beyond: Integral Ecology, Multiple Vulnerabilities and Youthful Commitments
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  • The Amazon and Beyond: Integral Ecology, Multiple Vulnerabilities and Youthful Commitments
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Pilgrimage through Rome

photo Albert Lozada On 19 October, communities will come together with indigenous leaders and bishops for a pilgrimage through Rome to “pray with their feet” and show support for the synod. The pilgrimage will start in Monte Mario and end in St. Peter’s Square. This...

Conference with Card. Hummes + more 1 day before synod

 Cardinal Hummes, Patricia Gualinga A conference on “Voices from the Amazon: Land, People, and Religion” will spark deep conversations and ideas on 5 October, one day before the synod begins. The conference will include Cardinal Hummes, General Rapporteur of the...

“The original peoples of the Amazon for thousands of years have taken care of their land, water and forest, and have managed to preserve them until today.”

–Amazon Synod Instrumentum Laboris