South American bishops call on governments to stop deforestation

By Rachel Farmer
Posted Oct 2, 2019

Fires burn in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: NASA via ACNS

[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of eight Anglican bishops from five South American countries have issued a joint statement calling for governments to urgently implement zero deforestation following devastation from fires in the Amazon.

The bishops, representing indigenous people in churches in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay, described the fires as evidence of “human pride and disobedience against God’s command to be stewards of His creation.”

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