In his second letter, Afonso Murad, emphasizes how the hard realities of the Amazon Region, the exploitation of the natural resources, the oppression of indigenous people, the agro-industries and the neccessity for water resources, the innercity violence and drug abuse, do not lead to despair, but unveil the hopes and the desire to commit of the participants in Porto Velho. This finds its expression in the liturgies, in the atmosphere of solidarity, and in the sharing of experiences and contexts. This already the articulation of the dream for a just, inclusive and sustainable society.
I received some further web references concerning the meeting in Porto Velho:
Adveniat in Germany hosts a blog on the event: http://adveniat.de/blog/.
The official site of the Brazilian Bishops Conference offers further materials and photographs: http://www.cnbb.org.br/ns/