Despite having their home recognized by an international court, the Ogiek, an Indigenous, forest-dwelling people, still face evictions.

In good news this week: Tapirs, sometimes called “forest gardeners,” return to an endangered Brazilian ecosystem – and more positive headlines.

Church failures uproot congregations. But we’re reminded by ecology that strength is found in community connection. “They were probably never real Christians anyway,” a friend remarked with despairing, cold comfort. We were discussing friends who had left Christianity after a messy church situation. Because of the church crisis, people became confused, scattered, and heartbroken. As a result, some who once seemed devoted to God were no longer sure what they believed. Through the years, I’ve had friends and family in various high-profile churches that blew up, including Mars Hill, Sovereign Grace, and a smaller denomination that went through turmoil. Whether…