IRI Indonesia organizes training sessions to present resource guides to religious communities

During the month of June, IRI Indonesia and the Supreme Council for the Confucian Religion in Indonesia, MATAKIN, organized a training in Manado City, North Sulawesi, to present the resource guides developed by IRI Indonesia and the religious councils in the country. The guides cover the science of forests, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development and the rights of indigenous peoples, while the religious teaching books give religious leaders practical tools to incorporate calls for the protection of rainforests into their teaching, drawing from their respective spiritual traditions and sacred texts and scripture. The resource guides were also presented within the Buddhist community at the Buddha Aramaic Meditation Training Center in Makassar City and ideas on how the monastery can play an active role in encouraging worshipers to preserve the environment were shared. Romo Yonggris Lao, MM, Head of Permabudhi South Sulawesi Region, Bhante Bhadramitra Sthavira, Head of the Maha Buddha Aramaic Meditation Training Center and Kemiran representative from the Permabudhi Center attended the event.