Churches in Latin America have signed a declaration (read the declaration here), highlighting the crisis affecting the Amazon and its inhabitants, and committing to action to prevent further destruction. Through Christian Aid, the CLC is supporting this global Amazon solidarity action and have expressed support to the signatories. The declaration, with the list of endorsements from around the world, will be released in solidarity with the Amazon Synod of the Catholic Church, which will meet in October 2019. The Synod will highlight the crisis of the Amazon forest which plays such a vital role in the health of our planet.
We have a sister church in Brazil, the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession, who are working with ecumenical groups in Brazil on this issue. We thank Christian Aid for giving us the opportunity to join in this act of solidarity.