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  • NSIEAB 10:38 AM on 04/08/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Tragedy at Tasso da Silveira School in Rio de Janeiro 

    Brasilia, April 7th, 2011.

    “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11,25.

    With great sadness we have been witnessing a day of tragedy in a school environment, at Tasso da Silveira school, in Rio de Janeiro.

    It is time for us to discuss our security system, specially the security in our public schools.

    It was a beautiful day, which looked like a normal day, just one more day of school for so many young students of Tasso da Silveira elementary, in Rio de Janeiro.

    In this tragedy, people close and people far away are sorry and are united in pain with the parents of the 12 murdered children. We too, from the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, are sorry and praying to God that He may comfort these families, wipe their tears and renew their hope in the resurrection.

    The moment is of pain. Pain for the parents of Larissa, Bianca, Géssica, Karine, Marissa, Samira, Ana Carolina, Luiza Paula, Laryssa, Milena and Rafael.

    Our prayer today is that “God, in all his kindness and mercy, comfort all these families in their pain, hold them together in His love so that they may be strengthen by his Grace. That they trust in His mercy and face the future days with courage and confidence in God’s Grace”.

    With our sympathy and prayers,

    -

    The Most Rev. Mauricio Andrade

    Primate of IEAB

     
  • NSIEAB 6:05 PM on 03/11/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    IEAB in solidarity with the Japanese People 

    São Paulo, march 11th de 2011.

    To the bishops, clergy and people of the Church in Japan (Nippon Sei Ko Kai),

    Greetings in Christ Jesus!

    “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124, 8

    On behalf of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, I would like to stand in solidarity and prayer with the Japanese people in this time of calamity due to an earthquake which brought destruction and death.

    We have followed news stories coming from Japan with anxiety and despair. Our Church offers prayers for you that you may recover quickly from this catastrophe. The pain which you all feel is, on a different level, also felt by us.

    Our faith communities, especially this Sunday, will offer prayers for all people affected by this catastrophe in Japan.

    God have mercy on us and save us from every evil!

    -

    The Rev. Arthur Cavalcante

    Provincial Secretary of IEAB

     
  • NSIEAB 10:29 AM on 01/16/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    IEAB in Solidarity with Haiti 

    A Provincial Campaign was launched to raise funds to support Haiti after the tragedy we saw Tuesday.

    Destruction and pain: two words that sum up the tragedy that struck Haiti. The earthquake that hit the country has created a sad picture that must be overcome with the solidarity of the world. Children walking in the streets alone and injured, without direction, because they have lost their families. Bodies are everywhere. Mothers searching for news about missing children. Families marked by mourning. Lack of water, electricity, medical help, medicine, and all this in the midst of the urgency to bury the countless dead. The Haitian people are really in need of our help and every one of us must offer concrete help.

    Restoring hope and a decent future in Haiti is a difficult task, but if we each give our small collaboration we will overcome this challenge. Governments, churches and organizations around the world are doing their part to rehabilitate this beloved people. The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, moved by solidarity, also joins this movement and is launching the Solidarity with Haiti campaign.

    All donations will be sent to the Episcopal Relief Development fund to support the work of rebuilding the country.

    We are not a wealthy church, but we have a rich heart and our prayers are being raised to God for those in Haiti through our thoughts and actions.

    -

    The Rev. Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva

    Provincial Secretary of IEAB

     
  • NSIEAB 10:33 AM on 01/13/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Our Deep Concern over the Tragedies in Haiti 

    Prayers and concrete support are needed to those who are now without homes, schools, hospitals, and experiencing the pain of losses of parents. May God help us to stand besides this beloved people who is part of one of the most poor countries in the world. If you want to contribute and support the work of rebuilding Haiti please send your contribution to ERD – Episcopal Relief Development at http://www.er-d.org.

    The Rev. Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva

    Provincial Secretary of IEAB

     
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