Solemn Session for the Day of Prayer and Action for Children at the Federal Chamber of Deputies in the Capital of Brazil

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Leia em Português...Lea en castellano...A solemn session was held at the Ulysses Guimaraes plenary in the Chamber of Deputies at Brasilia on November 16, 2011, to commemorate the Day of Prayer and Action for Children, with deputies, members of the diplomatic corps and 250 children and youth.

A solemn session took place, presided by Deputy Mauro Benevides (CE) and later by Deputy Liliam Sa (RJ) at Ulysses Guimaraes plenary in the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia, Federal District on November 16, 2011, to commemorate the Day of Prayer and Action for Children, following the initiative of Deputy Liliam Sa (RJ), president of the Parliamentary Front for the Defense of the Rights of the Child and Adolescents, with 250 children and youth present.

Following the message by Chamber President Deputy Marco Maia (RS), words were offered on behalf of the GNRC Global Network of Religions for Children by Mercedes Roman GNRC coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Rosilea Roldi Wille, of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) and representative of GNRC for Brazil.


Present at the ceremony were the African Traditions, Bahá’í Community, Catholics, Lutherans, Shin Buddhist Temple, Association of Families for Unification and World Peace, Center for Bible Studies, leaders and youth from the Children´s Pastoral Services, Initiative of United Religions, Kolping of Brasil. Also, beside the Deputies present, so was the Ambassador for Taiwan Mr. Jorge Guang-pu Shyu.

Song and dance presentations were offered by children from School of the Nations, Alziro Zarur School, Goodwill Legion, Victoria Regia School. At the end of the session the children and Child Pastoral Services together recited the Latin American Prayer created for the Day.

Original Article in Portuguese by Rosilea Roldi Willi