The IRI partnership has launched a new issue primer for religious leaders and faith communities called, Forest Restoration: Healing Tropical Forests for Spiritual Renewal. The new IRI resource outlines why forest restoration is an essential complement to forest protection and details how and why faith groups should participate in forest restoration projects that contribute to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The primer also discusses what forest restoration projects can accomplish for people, nature and communities and reviews the considerations faith groups should keep in mind as they pursue forest restoration projects. Over the coming weeks, Interfaith Rainforest Initiative country programs in Brazil, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Peru will all release forest restoration primers for religious leaders and faith communities, creating dedicated resources for action and learning as a contribution to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Download the primer here.