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
The official IRI West Papua launch has been postponed to a later date due to political instability in the region and the pandemic. A soft launch
In June, IRI Peru convened a specialized course on Faiths and Forests entitled: “Unidos por la Amazonía: Somos Bosque” for members of the IRI Bellavista chapter. The
IRI Peru holds a virtual interfaith prayer session for the International Day for the Conservation of Tropical Forests
On June 26th, IRI Peru organized a prayer session for faith communities to congregate and honor tropical forests. The event included the participation of 10 representatives
Following the launch of IRI Equateur, youth from three religious denominations and members of IRI DRC organized awareness sessions to present the mission, mandate, and
From June 21-24, IRI DRC held workshops in Ituri focused on the development of action plans. The workshop, held in Bunia, was attended by 23 leaders
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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