The Words of the Ferabolli Family
Sao Jose Santa Catarina, Brazil -- As part of the city's 262nd anniversary celebrations, a March 15 forum on the "Quest for Interfaith and Social Harmony" took place in the City Hall of Sao Jose, a city in the coastal state of Santa Catarina.
Ambassador for Peace and Social Activist, Marta Koerich presided the session, with the participation of the Education Secretary, Círio Vandresen; Rosa Maria da Silva Schmidt, Culture and Tourism Superintendent; Mr. Gralber representing the Police Drug Prevention Program; and Family Federation President Simao Ferabolli.
Each one spoke about the importance of social harmony and cooperation; then Simao Ferabolli representing also the Universal Peace Federation presented a PowerPoint lecture about the five Principles of Peace and the proposal for an inter-religious council.
Mrs. Nelcy Bernadete Buogo, representing the University of Peace of Santa Catarina, said that a culture of peace will be possible when the government, civil society, and religion cooperate effectively.
Finally the following new Ambassadors for Peace were appointed: Marcio Osmar de Oliveira, Community Leader; Círio Vandresen, Education Secretary; Sebastião Domingos dos Santos, Social Worker Volunteer; Edison Serafim, Community Leader; Adeliana Dal Ponte, Master in Administration and Public Policy; Rosane Francisca da Silva, President of the NGO African Culture Preservation; and Rosa Maria da Silva Schmidt, Culture and Tourism Superintendent.