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Religion, COVID-19, and Deforestation in the Amazon

Event Date:

June 9, 2022 | 2:30 PM EDT TO 3:45 PM EDT

For centuries, incursions of different religions in the Amazon have raised issues around the conservation of identity, Indigenous beliefs and practices, and nature in the world’s largest rainforest. In this panel, Pulitzer Center grantees from Peru and Brazil will discuss the role of organized religion at a time of record-high deforestation, a devastating global pandemic, and the expansion of evangelical churches in the Amazon. Featuring:

This event is part of the Pulitzer Center's two-day climate conference, #Interconnected22, taking place on June 9 & 10, 2022. For more information on the agenda, themes, and speakers, and to register for individual sessions, please visit the conference website here.