Catholic leaders assert pressure to protect Amazon forest
While Catholic leaders assert pressure on Bolsonaro‚Äôs regime to bolster protections of the Amazon jungle‚ÄĒone archbishop called the scorching a ‚Äútrue apocalypse‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒand the papal synod is expected to denounce the situation, many evangelicals and Pentecostals said the fires had been hyped to target the president.
The evangelical outcry has not come from church leaders in the Amazon or among indigenous pastors. Instead, they say the fires in their area are no larger than before. Speaking with the Religion News Service, Leonardo Cortez, an Assemblies of God pastor in Cacoal, a city in the Amazon state of Rond√īnia, attributed the blazes to natural causes and the crises to political clashes.
‚ÄúThe environmental activists don‚Äôt understand that we take from the Earth a great part of our livelihood and of the commodities Brazil exports,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúSo it‚Äôs necessary for us to achieve a balance.‚ÄĚ...
It's not just small farmers causing deforestation of the Amazon
Christopher Ingraham wrote: Brazil‚Äôs cattle ranchers are clear-cutting and burning the rainforest amid a surge in beef exports.... .... Cattle ranchers in the Brazilian Amazon ‚ÄĒ the storied rainforest that produces oxygen for the world and modulates climate ‚ÄĒ are aggressively expanding their herds and willing to clear-cut the forest and burn what‚Äôs left to make way for pastures. As a result, they‚Äôve become the single biggest driver of the Amazon‚Äôs deforestation, causing about 80 percent of it, according to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
excerpt from, "How beef demand is accelerating the Amazon‚Äôs deforestation and climate peril"
England is trying to get some of us Land reforested anyway. Destruction of forests around the world is a big problem
The following passage was translated from Portuguese by Google, or at least an app that was provided by it on Android. It looks like it is a pretty good job!
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Augustus Nicodemus wrote: .... 3) The evangelical church has lost its authority to prophesy. The prosperity theology taught in neo-Pentecostal churches casts a shadow of distrust on the true intent of their pastors and founders and places them before the public eye in the same mass grave as greedy and corrupt politicians. The wings of the evangelical church who have allied themselves unconditionally with the left and right agendas have lost all respect with the constant exposure of the wrongdoers of both sides. The historic churches are paralyzed, some of them eaten by theological liberalism that robs the preaching of the Gospel from their pulpits. The Christian church has lost its public discourse. Perhaps now is the time for her to recover her true mission and to preach the simple and pure Gospel of Christ to rich and poor....
excerpt from, "Hora de Pensar no Papel da Igreja" [Amen ‚Ěó ūüĎć]