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Religious and Spiritual leaders Affirm Commitment to End Tropical Deforestation | Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

“Faiths for Forests Declaration”

At the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace, religious and spiritual leaders from all over the world united to affirm their commitment to end tropical deforestation and stand in solidarity with the indigenous peoples that serve as their guardians. Recognizing the need for urgent and decisive action to address deforestation as a driver of species loss, deepening inequality and climate change, over 900 religious leaders from 125 countries endorsed the “Faiths for Forests Declaration.” This Declaration by the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative recognizes a “profound moral obligation to make care for tropical forests a top spiritual priority” and commits religious leaders to raising awareness about the deforestation crisis within their communities, places of worship and congregations as an expression of their care for Earth. Read the “Faiths for Forests Declaration” and watch a short video with Jane Goodall about the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative.

https://vimeo.com/353795539/693a2671e8

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