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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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2
3
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5
  • "Voices of the Amazon" - Theological Reflection
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Educational Gathering
6
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Prayer Vigil
  • Opening Mass of the Synod
7
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Conference
8
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • "Impegno religioso su questioni indigene e ambientali attraverso la difesa delle Nazioni Unite"
9
  • Photo exhibition - video presentation
  • Animaçao Minonera
  • Drawings Exhibition - Fr. Ezequiel Ramin: Church that gives life for the Amazon
  • Development Alternatives in the Amazon / Development Alternatives
10
  • Talk and debate on interculturality
  • Photo exhibition - video presentation
  • Development Alternatives in the Amazon / Development Alternatives
  • Urbanization / City (Indigenous Peoples in the city)
11
  • Photo exhibition - video presentation
  • The Synod listens to communities affected by mining
  • The Comboni mission in the Amazon: History of resistance and resurrection
  • Share: The life and death of Sister Dorothy Stang
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Urbanization / City (Indigenous Peoples in the city)
12
  • Photo exhibition - video presentation
  • Share: The life and death of Sister Dorothy Stang
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
13
  • Photo exhibition - video presentation
  • Debate
  • Support commemoration celebration
  • Commenoration of the arrival of Columbus to the Americas
  • Canonization Mass
  • Share: The life and death of Sister Dorothy Stang
  • Outdoor lunch, prayer, and community gathering
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
14
  • Photo exhibition - video presentation
  • Exhibition of photographs and text and distribution of magazines
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Video forum
  • Share: The life and death of Sister Dorothy Stang
15
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Theologians' gathering
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Round table and dialogue
16
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Meeting on Amazon and Economy
  • Online meeting of religious sisters EN, IT and PT
  • Seminar
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Online meeting of religious sisters EN, ES and FR
17
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Round table and dialogue
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Round table and dialogue
  • Round table and dialogue on food sovereignty
18
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Visit Vatican Museum
  • Laudato Si': North-South Encounter and Solidarity
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • The Amazon and Beyond: Integral Ecology, Multiple Vulnerabilities and Youthful Commitments
  • Seminar: The Amazon and Beyond
  • Round table and dialogue on food sovereignty
19
  • Pilgrimage in support of the synod
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Pilgrimage for the Amazon through the streets of Rome to Plaza San Pedro
  • Workshop: The Amazon and Beyond
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • The Amazon and Beyond: Integral Ecology, Multiple Vulnerabilities and Youthful Commitments
  • Attività per bambini delle elementari, piccoli e grandi
20
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • World Sunday Mission Mass
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Book presentation
21
  • The Amazon: from the local to the global
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Exposition
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Spaces for Amazonian spirituality "Encounter of the two jungles"
  • Report Presentation on the violation of human rights by REPAM- Human Rights Axis
  • Talk and exchange talk
22
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Presentation of different international advocacy spaces
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Spaces for Amazonian spirituality "Encounter of the two jungles"
  • Report Presentation on the violation of human rights by REPAM- Human Rights Axis
  • Talk and exchange talk
  • Presentation of conflicts atlas and video with testimonials
23
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Documentary presentation: “Energy to Change”
  • Presentation of conflicts atlas and video with testimonials
24
  • The Amazon in the Media
  • Photo exhibition - Poster on organization
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
25
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Prayer Vigil
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Thematic conferences on women
26
  • Conference
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Encounter with indigenous leader and NGO
  • Presentation of documentaries and videos with discussion of occupation
  • Conversarions round
  • Thematic conferences on women
27
  • Photo exhibition and video presentation
  • Closing mass of the synod
28
  • Religious Sisters Meeting
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Conference 1 day before synod

Patricia GualingaA 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 General Rapporteur of the Synod, Mons. Hector Cabrejos, OFM,...

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...

“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