Evangelicals in Latin America respond to the Amazon crisis

The Amazon crisis has captured the attention of the world, even to causing difficulty for the world’s great powers at the G7 summit in Spain last week. Christians in Latin America are also speaking out about this situation. Here is the introduction to their recent statement:

In the face of the terrible fires that consume large areas of flora and fauna of our Amazon, the organizations that make up the Evangelical Coalition for Climate Justice published a document asking for forgiveness of indigenous peoples, supporting organizations that fight for the Amazon and urge the Brazilian government and the world to take urgent measures to stop fires and protect the Amazon forest. (translated by Google)

Here is the original:
Ante los terribles incendios que consumen grandes extensiones de flora y fauna de nuestra Amazonía, las organizaciones que conforman la Coalición Evangélica por la Justicia Climática publicaron un documento donde piden perdón a los pueblos indígenas, apoyan a las organizaciones que luchan por la Amazonia e instan al gobierno de Brasil y al mundo a tomar medidas urgentes para detener los incendios y proteger el bosque amazónico.
Click here for the full statement:

Scroll to the end to see the full list of organizations signing, including TearFund-Latin America and LWCCN’s own Red Lausana para el Cuidado de la Creación, a group that was formed at the Latin America Creation Care and the Gospel conference in Peru in 2015. [Thank you to Juliana Morrillo, LWCCN’s Latin America Coordinator]