Over the last month, IRI Peru organized a total of 11 Amazonian dialogues in four regions of the country: Loreto, Huánuco, Ucayali and Madre de
An animation video that tells the story of IRI Colombia was selected as a finalist in the Films for the Forest film festival, a juried collection
IRI Indonesia has released a video of leaders from the country’s Religious Councils committing to work together through the initiative and to make the protection
IRI Equateur and IRI DRC met with the doctors responsible for the Church of Christ’s medical projects in the province and shared information about the
IRI Colombia and Voces 2030 Colombia have joined forces to work in partnership for the protection of forests. Voces 2030 Colombia is an interdisciplinary collective
The Escazu Agreement aims to guarantee access to environmental information, help protect environmental defenders and ensure public participation in environmental decisions. On April 22nd, the agreement
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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