Day Two : Lusaka Green Anglicans Conference.
We began to look at our response to the environmental challenges we face. Advocacy is the method by which we challenge ourselves and our leaders to take actions for justice and the climate.
Fr Bob Sihuba lead us in a session looking at the qualities of leadership that we require as young people to make a difference ,to influence others and develop leadership in the Green movement.
Then in our action groups: water, waste, deforestation, mining etc, we looked at the “Problem Tree”. firstly, what are the roots of the problem and then what does it cause (branches and leaves). If we only tackle the results of the problem and not its causes then we cannot make a difference.
We then looked at the qualities of a young green Anglican leader. We must walk the walk and not just talk the talk, young people are inspired by their peers and quick to spot hypocrisy!. We cannot say A and do B…
Worship today was led by Botswana and Lesotho.. Excitement is building as we will be visited by the Archbishop of Canterbury tomorrow.