Over the past century, nearly all of Ethiopia’s native forests have been cleared for farming and grazing. Now it is up to the Orthodox Churches—who for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest that grow around them—to preserve Ethiopia’s quickly shrinking biodiversity and teach people how to live with forests. 


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    Expand our sacred space from a building to include the ailing earth. Expand our sacredness to include other life, including trees. Religion has to expand from holding the cross sacred to holding the earth sacred.

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