IRI Peru launches national issue primer on forest reforestation as contribution to UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

IRI Peru has released a new forest restoration primer as a practical guide for faith communities to undertake restoration activities. The primer provides an overview of why forest restoration is a necessary complement to forest protection efforts, and offers suggestions for how religious leaders and faith-based organizations can develop their own restoration projects.  Included in the […]

IRI Colombia receives support from the Anglican communion

The Anglican Communion shared IRI Colombia’s institutional video on their website reaching over 12,000 people and received endorsement from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Archbishop has also opened a space for the Initiative to present its mission and mandate during the 15th Lambeth Conference from July 27th to August 8th 2022. The conference titled ‘God’s Church […]

IRI Peru places editorial in prominent national newspaper

On the occasion of Peru’s 200th independence anniversary and the arrival of the new President-elect, IRI Peru’s national facilitator, Laura Vargas, published an editorial in the national newspaper “El Comercio”,  The editorial lays out the urgent environmental challenges that need to be addressed by the new government.  Through the lens of protecting and restoring forests, she addresses three main points: […]

IRI Peru presents an Interfaith prayer at the national bicentennial anniversary

On July 26th and on the occasion of Peru’s bicentennial celebration transmitted on TV Péru, former President Francisco Sagastim, government authorities, ministers, ambassadors, members of the Inter-religious Council of Peru and more came together as an act of interreligious peace to honor the country. Rabbi Guillermo Broinstein and Laura Vargas presented a homily that included messages […]

IRI Colombia releases document outlining achievements since its launch

IRI Colombia recently developed a document presenting its overall achievements since November 2018, including the country’s general social, political, and environmental context, the initiative’s intervention strategy and all the activities organized including launching of local chapters, training sessions, political advocacy and communication efforts. Download the presentation here.