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Religious and Indigenous Leaders Seek to Save Rainforests

posted on June 20, 2017

Religion News Service’s Josephine McKenna reports, “Religious and indigenous leaders from 21 countries gathered in Norway on Monday to launch a new initiative aimed at saving the world’s tropical rainforests from the impact of deforestation and climate change.” McKenna writes that the conference was inspired by Pope Francis’s condemnation of global warming and overdevelopment. Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, said, “Tropical rainforests occupy a sacred place in many faiths, religions and spiritual traditions.”

Read at Religion News Service