Pradeep Tirkey S.J. from Ranchi says, "To me, experiences from talks and faith experiences shared by the Amazonians, African and Asian countries were quite revealing as the cry for Justice was either articulated by affected themselves or those who have committed themselves for the good of indigenous people. Zeal to establish a new society by removing the conspiracy of capitalist society and by challenging the mindset of people who hold capitalist ideas was very touching. During the presentations the need for justice and freedom was powerfully articulated in the form of skits and so on. Participants of the WSF coming from across the globe, forgetting the socio-economic and political differences, particularly people hailing from developed countries like Britain and Japan were ready to understand our problem and challenges were really experience of grace and joy."
Ms. Esther Xess from Chattisgarh says, Pre-forum “Fe Amazonia” –In defense of faith and life was an eye opener for me. As a tribal coming from Jharkhand and working with the struggling masses, I could vibrate with their anguish and suffering. Jesus was walking, accompanying, and journeying with the suffering masses of his time. His life is an example for me to be in solidarity with the struggling masses. Amazonian tribes captivated my heart and led me to see my own people’s suffering as part of the universal suffering of Indigenous people. WSF 2009 is a cry for hope in a New World where Indigenous people will without fear own their land, sustain the resources around them. This hope is celebrated by the Amazonians; their faith is strong and their faith in God of justice will keep them going ahead in their struggle. Our struggle will not stop and being in Jharkhand I shall always be in solidarity with their struggle. Jai Adivasi and viva Amazonia !