Join the Observance of International Day for the Conservation of Tropical Forest

June 18, 2020

As part of World UNITY Week and in observance of the International Day for the Conservation of Tropical Forests, the Parliament of the World’s Religions is partnering with the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (IRI) and the Jane Goodall Institute to host a special program, highlighting the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative.
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative works globally and in major rainforest countries on the mobilization of faith- based leadership, advocacy and on-the-ground action to protect rainforests. It works in Brazil, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia and Peru, which together contain more than 70% of the world’s remaining tropical forests. Work in each country is focused on education and training, program development, communications and public outreach, faith-based mobilization, political advocacy and connecting religious leaders with allies from across sectors to multiply their collective impact.
 

 
 
On Friday, June 26th 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST join Parliament Keynote, Jane Goodall Institute Founder, & UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall, Senior Advisor, Forests & Climate, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Charles Ian McNeill, Parliament Chair, Audrey Kitagawa, and Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

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Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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