The LWF virtual conference “green&just” on 12 May looks to get people from LWF member churches and the wider ecumenical family talking about poverty eradication and ecological justice.
“green&just” Webinar Title | Small Holder Farmers and the Ecological Crisis
Facilitator | Rita Surita
Time | 12 May, 18:00-19:00 (UTC)
Language | ES
What is this green&just webinar about?
The seminar is about the experience and the struggle of small holder farmers in southern Brazil to live and work in harmony with nature but at the same time the need to provide for themselves and their families.
[We’ll also look at] the use of the wisdom of generations, the approaches of current agro-ecology to make that possible and new ways of positive synergy between the countryside and cities.
What three steps need to be taken by LWF member churches to become more “green&just” in the area of environmental management?
- Create awareness among its members to increase consumption of organic food, especially [that] produced by small farmers [locally]
- Create opportunities for integration and exchange of experiences between young people from cities and rural areas
- Support sustainable and ecological development processes with family farmers, especially women farmers, as promoters of a healthier life for their families and communities
Why do you want to get people talking about eco-justice via this webinar?
Our planet is a large network of human, social and natural ecological interrelationships. Knowing the reality and the work of different peoples and their culture makes us more compassionate and inclusive.
Sharing our experience, from southern Brazil, of family farming and food production in partnership with nature, we want to encourage people to find creative solutions and ways to transform [their] reality, contributing to a fairer and more equitable world.
Rita Surita an agronomist and coordinator of CAPA, a support center for small farmers created by the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB) and the Lutheran Foundation of Diaconia (FLD). She is a member of the IECLB.