From Emergence Magazine:
The Church Forests of Ethiopia
A Mystical Geography
Nearly all of Ethiopia’s original trees have disappeared, but small pockets of old-growth forest still surround Ethiopia’s churches, living arks of biodiversity amongst the brown grazing fields. In this film and essay, Jeremy Seifert and Fred Bahnson travel to Ethiopia to gain a deeper understanding of how our fate is tied with the fate of trees.
Listening to Alemayehu, it’s easy to feel that the dream is within reach. Already he’s been advocating these three models to NGOs. Working through the TREE Foundation, he and Meg Lowman hope to raise a quarter million dollars to conserve the remaining twenty-four high-priority forests, a tiny amount by international conservation standards.
View the film and read the full article here.
Learn more about TREE Foundation’s effort to save Ethiopia’s remaining church forests and donate to the cause: