Dear Friends,

Every Monday I post a theological pamphlet about some theme/issue/topic related to life and God. A pamphlet is a piece of paper, from one to 4 pages, that can be folded, holding short position on something with just enough information to spur some action. My pamphlets will be expressed through a folding/unfolding of short videos. Revolutions disseminate through the distribution of pamphlets, hoping to catch people’s attentions to something that only a group, together, can make happen. It is a performative way of doing theology, or in the words of Tom Driver, it is “the showing of a doing.”

The hope here is that these doings, these pamphlets, in forms of actions, movements, words, books, art, performances, images, dreams, hopes and imagination, will gain some social ripple effects that might help us think/act/change somethings in our individual/common life.

This project is inspired by Prophet Gentleness, Profeta Gentileza, a man who decided to give up everything in life to write a long pamphlet to the world bellow a car bridge in Rio De Janeiro, to distribute flowers, share love and give strong words demanding that we love one another.

Like Prophet Gentileza, as a Christian social-eeconomic-cultural-religious actor, I have responsibilities with our ways of living. So my eye, ear, mouth, hands and body will try to be with, or near to the poor. Perhaps, only perhaps, we will find common breathings of the Spirit in our midst, so  we can share a common, even if radically different, enthusiasm/en-theos-ism (being possessed by God) in our lives!

Come join me! Watch the videos! Do something where you are!

Blessings,

Cláudio

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This interview was recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in December 2013 with workers of the Landless Movement. The Landless Movement is the world largest social movement with more than 500.000 members and is connected with the Via Campesina. The movement proposes a new possible world, fight for agrarian reform and fights against agribusiness. They propose just distribution of the land, family farming, communitarian work, bio-diversity and food without any chemical use. In this video, you will see how poor people, even homeless, can gain a home, a community, just work and a mission in life! For more info see: http://www.mstbrazil.org/

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1377597_10153334891155387_460188135_nRead more about Cláudio Carvalhaes here.

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