In everything we are troubled, but not distressed; perplexed, but not discouraged. Persecuted, but not forsaken; slaughtered, but not destroyed. “2 Corinthians 4: 8,9
“It is necessary to hope, but hope from the verb to hope; because there are people who hope from the verb to hold. And hope from the verb to hold isn’t hope, it’s wait. To hope is to get up, to hope is to chase, to hope is to build, to hope is not to give up! To hope is to continue, to hope is gather together with others to do it in another way…” (Paulo Freire)
It was the inspiration of the liberating gospel and the engagement with life defense of the more vulnerable populations and the poorest, that allowed the creation of CESE and what is still, 45 years after, maintaining it active and steady.
Even though we are tackling a turbulent, threatening and violent crossing, we will continue to follow the opposite direction of political, social, economical, environmental and religious practices that are willing to oppress, kill life and attack human dignity.
We look behind us and we see conquests that, together with so much people, popular and religious groups and social movements, we helped to implement and to build in this huge country. This feeds our hope.
We look in front of us and we see an horizon of possibilities still to be conquered and implemented. Utopia make us walk and it is what motivates us to conjugate the verb to hope!
We believe that one day PEACE and JUSTICE will kiss each other and will be the name of our country.