IRI Colombia holds training events for 238 religious leaders in Curillo (department of Caquetá) and Puerto Leguízamo, Puerto Guzmán and Puerto Asís (department of Putumayo)
IRI Colombia held a series of training events for local chapters in the departments of Caquetá and Putumayo. In total, 238 religious leaders participated in
Between April to June, IRI Peru held a series of “Save the Forests” training workshops for religious leaders in the different regions where the its
IRI Brazil facilitates training for Evangelical leaders on tropical forests, climate change and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities
IRI Brazil facilitated an in-person training event for a group of 35 evangelical leaders from eight out of the nine states of the Legal Amazon.
IRI Colombia celebrated World Environment Day with an extensive communications campaign that included various activities and a number of graphic and audiovisual pieces. At the
IRI Peru held a meeting with Berlin Diques, president of ORAU (Regional Organization of AIDESEP in Ucayali) to evaluate the need to elucidate strategies and
IRI Peru meets with Minister of Justice and Human Rights to evaluate the situation of forest defenders
Against the backdrop of illegal activities such as logging, mining and drug trafficking growing alarmingly throughout the Peruvian Amazon, IRI Peru requested a meeting with
They are irreplaceable. Not only do they exhibit creation in its most exquisite beauty, they provide millions of people with food, shelter, livelihoods, medicine and clean water. They are also the best climate solution we have. If protected and restored, rainforests can provide an indispensable contribution to sustainable development. Instead, they are at grave risk.
Extractive industries and land conversion for agricultural products like beef, soy, palm oil, and pulp and paper are driving tropical deforestation. In the last decade alone, an area of forest the size of the United Kingdom, France and Germany combined has been lost forever. This destruction is unnecessary and is undermining efforts by the international community to address climate change, sustainable development and human rights.
A coalition of indigenous peoples, government, business, science, NGO and civil society partners are working to halt deforestation. However, to achieve the speed and scale of change required, we need to bring the moral, ethical and spiritual dimension of humanity to bear more strongly on these efforts.
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative is an international, multi-faith alliance that aims to bring moral urgency and faith-based leadership to global efforts to end tropical deforestation. It is a platform for religious leaders to work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, governments, civil society and business on actions that protect rainforests and safeguard those that serve as their guardians.
We focus on three main goals:
Raise awareness of the tropical deforestation crisis by equipping religious leaders with the science, information and tools needed to serve as effective advocates for rainforest protection.
WHERE WE WORK
We work globally and in major rainforest countries to support religious leaders and spiritual communities that are mobilizing to protect rainforests.
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