In 79 years of life, 64 years dedicated to the Field of Good Will, Paiva Netto faced many struggles and victories “in favor of a better world and a happier Humanity” and here is just a summary to remember his great accomplishments.
A life dedicated to the practice of Good
Born on March 2, 1941, in Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil, Paiva Netto knew the Legion of Good Will throughout a pamphlet published by the LGW. When he was 15, he integrated himself into the legionnaires' activities.
Because of his devotion to this Ideal of Good and his fidelity and friendship towards the late founder of the Institution, Alziro Zarur (1914-1979), he became the Secretary-General of the Legion of Good Will for almost a quarter of a century. In 1979, with the passing of Alziro Zarur to the Spiritual World, he inherited his place as head of the Organization, providing extraordinary impetus to the promoted actions, material and spiritual, in favor of the people.
In his entire list of realizations we can name countless schools and early Learning centers of the Institution that were expanded and inaugurated in Brazil and abroad; the Good Will Ecumenical Complex, in Brasília/DF, Brazil, idealized and built by him; the consolidation of the Good Will Network which includes radio and TV stations, ever-expanding; the creation of the Pedagogy of Affection and the Ecumenical Citizen Pedagogy, an educational proposal successfully applied in the LGW’s schools; over 8 million books were sold and hundreds of articles published in newspapers, magazines, and websites, spreading the Ecumenical Doctrine of the Religion of the Third Millennium; the conquest of leading force at the United Nations (UN); the GoodWill.com website, in many languages; and much more. All of this is a fruit of Accomplishing Faith of many people but, mostly, the decision, obstinacy, and perseverance of Brother Paiva.
Under his leadership the whole material structure gave visibility to the internationalization of the Good Will Institutions that reached several Latin America’s countries, the United States of America, and Portugal. This structure was the foundation for continuing the Good Will institution’s expansion in every field of the spiritual, human, and social fields of the Organization. Through the educational and community centers of the Legion of Good Will, countless children, young people, and adults get the necessary support; and at the public meetings and several fraternal activities promoted by the Religion of Universal Love, they find the necessary medicine for their Soul.
Other celebrations on March 2nd
In the victorious leggionaire history, we find important accomplishments of Brother Paiva registered on the day of his birthday. 31 years ago, the activities of the Legion of Good Will in Portugal started; it completes 13 years of the foundation of the LGW school in Uruguay; celebrates 24 years of the opening of the Educational José de Paiva Netto Center in Rio de Janeiro’s capital.
New Center Capital Campaign
The Legion of Good Will is opening its first Educational and Social Services Center in the United States. This new property, located at 138-140 Pacific Street, in Newark NJ, will house an Early Learning Center, an After School Program, and a Community Center. Through our new facilities, we will impact approximately 1,300 low-income families in Newark, New Jersey each year. Your support is vital and urgent to reduce poverty and violence in our community. Donate now and help us achieve our goal to open by 2020.
Get to know more about Paiva Netto’s legacy
One of the great legacies that Paiva Netto offers to humanity is the ecumenical analysis of Jesus’ teachings, in Spirit and Truth, under the light of Jesus’ New Commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you; only by this shall you be recognized as my disciples”. (Jesus’ Gospel according to John 13:34-35) which has greatly changed and positively impacted the lives of countless people. Come to know and participate in the Ecumenical Meetings and fraternal actions promoted by the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit. You can call (696) 398-7128 or visit paivanetto.com/en.