Global religious and indigenous leaders warn against deforestation

June 19, 2017
By Alister Doyle, Reuters
The Christian Science Monitor

Representatives from around the world attended the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Oslo on June 19, calling for protections to forests for their cultural, environmental, and religious significance. 

Oslo, Norway—Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity.