News Sao Paulo, Brazil: Most Populous State in Brazil Passes ‘Breaking the Silence Day’ Bill

By: Jhenifer Costa, South American Division, and Adventist Review

. . . Governor Doria signed the bill into law in the presence of Adventist regional church leaders, including Central Brazil Union Conference president Domingos Sousa. According to Doria, the act is a recognition of the work that Seventh-day Adventists are accomplishing across the state. Doria also called Adventist church members to “keep acting as you always have: with unity, love, dedication, and prayer.” And he added, “I am an admirer of the Adventist Church, and now, as governor, I feel it a privilege to sign this bill into law.”

. . . The program can be rolled out in Adventist churches and colleges throughout the year but has August as its busiest time. On the fourth Saturday each August, many church members skip their regular church duties to go out and participate in activities that emphasize the fight against domestic violence and abuse, and help people to break the cycle of violence, leaders said.

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