The Fires in the Amazon – How bad are they and how should Christians respond?

In recent years we have tended to hear news of tropical forest fires in SE Asia with their terrible consequences for wildlife and human health. This year fires in the Amazon hit the news. However, there have been many claims and counter claims competing for our attention from inside and outside of Brazil. Here we attempt to set out the facts about the fires and then end with a Brazilian Christian response from what has become a very polarized debate nationally.

Read our reflection: The Fires in the Amazon (PDF) (also available in Portuguese)

Prevfogo/Ibama officer fighting a fire in the Amazon – Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

Prevfogo/Ibama officer fighting a fire in the Amazon – Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

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