Speakers Biography

Divaldo Pereira Franco

Bahia, Brasil

“The Apostle of Spiritism and citizen of the world who for 70 years has devoted his life to the Spiritist cause and to the excluded children from the outskirts of Salvador, his city in Bahia, Brazil. In order to help the helpless he together with the unforgettable Nilson de Souza Pereira, a tireless worker for good, Divaldo built the Mansion of the Way.

 He is recognized today as one of the greatest mediums and Spiritist speakers  and the most important promoter of the Spiritist doctrine throughout the world.

He has lectured  at the UN and attended a meeting of religious leaders.

An eminent and devoted educator and speaker, he has given over 13000 conferences in more than 2000 cities in Brazil and on 65 countries on the five continents. He has received more than 900  cultural, social, religious, political tributes from  institutions and governments.

As a medium, he has published close to three hundred books with more than 10 million copies, from two hundred and fifteen Spiritual authors, many of them had held  prominent place on the universal  literature, thought and religion.

Those works have been translated into seventeen language  (German, Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Russian, Swedish and Braille).

There has been seventeen books  written  about his life and  work.

All the income from the sale and copyrights of his published works is donated by deed of donation to the Mansion of the Way and other charities.

The Movement  ‘Peace and You’ was created by him eleven years ago and it has now spread out from Bahia to the whole of Brazil and the Americas and Europe. Having launched it in Brasilia, in November 2014, in a special session of the National Congress  where he was  honoured.  He has received a great number of honours  including the Franco-American Recognition Medal, by the Humanist Institute of Paris, France, the Commendation as Ambassador of Goodness in the World, in Paigton, England and the title of Ambassador of World Peace from the Universal Peace Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland.

Since 1987, Divaldo has visited Switzerland giving seminars and conferences  and  Chico Xavier when speaking about him as an orator  said: "Divaldo is a bird that sings". "

Jorge Godinho Nery

Brasília, Brasil

Jorge Godinho Barreto Nery has been the President of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation (FEB)  since 2015, where he has served in various roles for over 30 years. He has given lectures and seminars on Spiritist Centres in Brazil, mostly at FEB, also in North America and Europe. He is responsible for the in-depth study of the Spiritist Doctrine as well as being the coordinator the of Mediumship study at FEB. He has also coordinated and directed from 2009 to 2012, a group of support and assistance to the peoples of Africa -  GRAAPA.  He is a speaker and spiritist monitor since 1983, disseminating the Spiritism in several countries, either as a speaker, or implementing courses such as the in-depth study of the spiritist doctrine in Switzerland. He was part of the Spiritist Movement in the United States from  1998 to 2000 in Washington and Baltimore and from 2012 to 2013 he worked in Switzerland.  He retired as a Lieutenant Brigadier from the Brazilian Air Force after 48 years of services to his country.

Alberto Almeida

Belém do Pará, Brasil

"Dr. Alberto Ribeiro de Almeida was born in Belem-Para-Brazil. Spiritist from birth, he was from an early age involved in the Youth Spiritist Movement at the Spiritist Centre Yvon Costa. Currently, in addition to collaborating with the Spiritist Union of Para, he is also the Director of the Medical-Spiritist Association of Pará (AME-PA) and the Garden of Olives institution. He gave his first lecture when he was 17 years old, and he still participates of conferences, seminars, workshop and colloquial encounters in Brazil and abroad.

His written Works:

""The Art of Meeting again - Marriage"" - Published in 2011.

""Forgiveness as a Way... a way to forgiveness"" – Published in 2012.

“Love asks for Passage"  - Published in 2013.

""Parents and Children ...strengthening links"" – Published in 2014.

""Respect the child - Citizenship from conception - Published in 2015.

He is a Medical Doctor - a GP and a homoeopath. As well as a Family and Transpersonal Therapist.  Because of his medical training he also works in the following areas: Regression and Past Life Therapy, Transpersonal Psychology, Group Dynamics and Systemic Family Therapy, NLP and Family Constellation.

He also works in education and the social promotion of families below the poverty line in the charity institution Garden of Olives. "

Sandra Borba

Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

"Sandra Borba Pereira is a member of the Board of Governors of the Brazilian Spiritist Federation and a former President of Spiritist Federation of Rio Grande do Norte she has extensive experience of working with Spiritist Youth operating at the national level. She has a Master's degree in Philosophy and Education from UFPE, as well as a Professor at UFRN, with extensive experience in the education of young people.

“She is the author of the book Pedagogical Reflections under the Light of the Gospel.”   

Charles Kempf

Alsácia, França

"Charles Kempf is a French engineer graduated from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris”.  He is married and has one son. He had his first contact with Spiritism in 1986 and has been working with the French and International Spiritist Movement since 1992. Since 1997, he has directed the Centre d'Etudes Spirites Léon Denis, in the city of Thann, France.  He was one of the organizers of the 4th World Spiritist Congress in 2004 held in Paris.  He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Spiritist Council (ISC), since 2004 and a Member of the Executive Committee of the French Spiritist Council and of the Spiritist Francophonic  Movement since 2007.

He was Secretary General of the ISC-International Spiritist Council from 2012 to 2016, and is now the Coordinator of the ISC-Europe. He is also a member of the Editorial Committee of the Revue Spirite in the French language. "

Raul Teixeira

Convidado Especial - Niterói, Brasil

"Professor Raul Teixeira  was born in Niteroi and has a degree in Physics from the Fluminense Federal University, a Masters Degree from the same univeristy and a Doctorate  in Education from the Estadual Paulista University. He is now a retired professor from the Federal Fluminense University.

He is one of the founders of the Fraternity  Spiritist Society in Niterói. The institution maintains a work of Social Assistance called "Remanso  Fraterno ", which assists socially disadvantaged children and families. He has travelled  extensively all over Brazil and has been to 45 countries, taking the spiritist message to thousands of people. He was one of the most requested Spiritist speakers but while traveling to lecture in the United States, he suffered a stroke, and has not  been able to lecture while he recovers.  Professor  Raul Teixeira remains active in the spiritist movement in  Brazil.  Through his mediumship abilities, Professor  Teixeira has received,  through psychography  37 books published by Frater Publishings and all the proceedings  from the sales of his books goes towards the maintenance of the social services of the Fraternity Spiritist Society  in Niterói.

There has been  two works published  about the medium: Raul Teixeira – A Man in the World,  by Cezar Braga Said, The Call from the Brothers of Light -Raul Teixeira,  His life and works  by Osvaldo Esteves Farias. "

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