By Marianne Comfort, Institute Justice Team The presentations were both alarming and numbing in their similarities. Speaker after speaker at a March conference in preparation for the Vatican’s Synod on the Amazon next fall shared experiences of deforestation caused by logging, mining, oil and gas exploration, cattle grazing, and commercial palm oil plantations. They were…

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