By Deivid Gomes
A very beautiful meeting named “The Planet is Sacred and Wants Peace”, focused on fostering initiatives and actions in defense of our sacred home, the planet Earth, was held by the URI Brazil Multiple Cooperation Circle (MCC), together with the House of United Religions (composed by 3 Brazilian Cooperation Circles (CCs) and other organizations) in October of 2017 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
One of the ideas behind the meeting was the mission of promoting peace among all living beings: humans, animals and plants, connected within the heart of our beloved planet, our Mother Earth, a living being from which all creatures are small cells and therefore all need to live in harmony with one another to carry out the great work of the existence.
In this story, we want to share how connected this meeting was with the heart of nature and with environmental affairs. The full report can be found below.
“Reconciliation with Nature” was one of the three main axes of the meeting: working with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a basis for cooperation among religious traditions.
On October 26th, 2017, one of the highlights of the Opening Ceremony was “The Entrance of the Four Elements of Nature”, a beautiful rite led by a group of young people.
October 28th: Pacification of the Earth Element. In the gardens of the property, the Global Council Trustee Salette Aquino led a circle of representatives of the spiritual and religious traditions of the sacred books, all participants with the feet firmly grounded on Mother Earth.
October 29th: Pacification of the Water Element. Led by Marly Pedra, Ana Santos, Célia Palma, Sueli Soares and Andréa Elias, from Fé Menina CC, establishing a connection with the sacred in the feminine principle expressed in the waters of the ocean.
Another very beautiful moment was the Meditation and Contemplation of the Stars. Under a beautiful starry sky, looking at the cosmos and meditating on how the depths of ourselves connect with the depths of the universe. It was followed by a practice for cooperation between all interfaith movements, led by Paulo Santos – UNISOES CC.