The Green Anglicans partnered with the Anglican Students’ Federation for the success of their 56 th annual conference which took place on 26 June – 01 July 2016 at the beautiful game and farm in Mooiriver, Diocese of Natal. The conference was attended by 184 people, this included students and chaplains from across the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. There was also a visiting priest, Revd. Samuel Sifelani from the Diocese of Harare (Zimbabwe) in the Church of the Province of Central African.
Ncumisa Magadla did a thought provoking presentation in which she challenged and encouraged the students to be responsible citizens and caring for creation. The also students committed to becoming responsible and good stewards of God’s creation. The Green Anglicans also sponsored 10 students (7 from Namibia and 3 from Mozambique). The Dioceses of Namibia and Lebombo in Mozambique often find it difficult to send students to the conference. The students, in their respective bible study groups, discussed and highlighted strategies towards a healthy planet for all – starting at their campuses. As the first practical step towards caring for creation, the students and their chaplains took to the streets of Mooiriver and picked up litter.
As powerful as the word is, they decided to put some action so that the call to care for creation have a vital meaning for the community. To wrap things up, the Green Anglicans treated the students to some fun times with the fuffi slides. Each student had a chance to slide on 250m zip across the lake.\