The Peace of God Within Us

Tela: James Tissot (1836-1902)

John the Evangelist

On October 26, 2013, when we celebrated one more anniversary of the Temple of Good Will (TGW)—which I inaugurated in Brasília, capital city of Brazil, on October 21, 1989—people overcrowded the monument, in a great pilgrimage, as was published in the Jornal de Brasília newspaper. The theme chosen for this festive occasion was “The Peace of God within us”—the Peace that “the world cannot give” (The Gospel of Jesus according to John 14:27) and that the demands of modern life, combined with the growing wave of violence across the planet, whether in private or public life, have made it difficult for human creatures to enjoy it to the fullest.

By the way, one of the fundamental contributions of the Temple of Peace, as it is also known, is to restore the balance of the Soul to the citizens through inner silence, which awakens in themselves the essence of the Heavenly Father who sustains them, since we were created, in Spirit, in His image and likeness.

Lucian Fagundes


Therefore, we are immortal, because Life continues after the phenomenon called death. This fact strengthens our belief that the dead do not die, as you can read in several languages at the entrance of the Egyptian Room, a popular room in the Pyramid of Peace.

Peace Is Not Utopia

The TGW has enabled us to internalize in our hearts the Peace of God, which was promised by Jesus, the Ecumenical Christ, the Divine Statesman. With the World Parliament of Ecumenical Fraternity, the LGW’s ParlaMundi—which, alongside the Pyramid of the Blessed Souls, the Pyramid of the Luminous Spirits,  makes up the Good Will Ecumenical Complex—we are inviting all human and spiritual beings to externalize, in a more incisive way, that same Peace that, until today, the world has not dared experience.

João Periotto

The TGW’s proposal is not utopia. The Accomplishing Faith that it inspires in those who visit it provides serenity, hope, and spiritual and physical health. In fact, according to research released by Datafolha in this period, for 85 percent of Brazilians, believing in God or in a transcendent Being makes people better. . . .

Lucian Fagundes


May the Peace of God—which is singularized in the good sense of mission accomplished—remain with you all, forever!

José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”