Ellen G. White Honored in São Paulo, Brazil
Ellen G. White, a pioneering cofounder of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, has been memorialized in São Paulo, Brazil, as her image joined a gallery of portraits at the Open University of the Environment and Culture of Peace (UMAPAZ), which is part of the city of São Paulo.
WRITER’S PORTRAIT: A portrait of Ellen G. White, a pioneering cofounder of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, is added to a gallery of notable reformers at the Open University of the Environment and Culture of Peace in São Paulo, Brazil.The gallery commemorates those whose work has contributed to the good of society, particularly in the areas of sustainable development and peace, as well as social justice and welfare. Among the notables commemorated there is Brazilian abolitionist André Rebouças.
In a December 20, 2012, ceremony held at the Municipal School of Astrophysics in Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, the history, mission, and commitment of Ellen White’s health principles were remembered.
During the ceremony, the director of the National Centre of Memory in Brazil, Adventist Renato Stencel, shared aspects of the biography and work of Ellen White. He said much of White’s writings concerned health principles.
The medical health officer of the Municipality of São Paulo, Jorge Eduardo, identified works published by the author that promoted sustainable development, a culture of peace, and health preservation.
Audience members at the ceremony each received a copy of the book The Science of Healing, presented by the Brazil Publishing House.
—reported by Rosemeire Braga Lopes and Murilo Bernardo, South American Division