In celebration of Earth Day, IRI Colombia released a pastoral guide that includes prayers, meditations, poems, workshops and biblical studies for the pastors, priests and
To celebrate Earth Day, IRI Indonesia organized a mangrove tree planting event and a lecture on forests and climate change in Bali with Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia, the Indonesia
IRI Peru holds dialogue with Ministers, religious leaders on threats to the country’s indigenous peoples
In partnership with the ProPurús Association, IRI Peru organized a dialogue on indigenous insecurity in the Amazon in response to the alarming increase in violence
IRI Indonesia held a full-day training on the protection of forests for 30 participants from different religious groups. The training was organized as part of an
IRI DRC secures agreement with Provincial Coordinator to establish commission to monitor and promote the protection of forests in Equateur
While launching the IRI Equateur provincial chapter, IRI DRC held meetings with several government authorities, including the Governor and the Coordinator of Environment and Sustainable
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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