Diocese of Christ the King, hosted their June 16 event at St Francis Walkerville. With the aim of growing their environmental ministry, green Anglicans was the tea for the day. A diverse group of young people attended the training coming from all corners of the diocese. Starting with a praise a worship, the spirits of the 300 participants were lifted and were ready for the day.
Rev Mpho Mohale introduced care for creation to the young people as a ministry that needs, delicacy and dedications, pleading to the young people to join hands with to preach and advocate for the environment in the diocese and their respective communities.
We began with an outdoor activity, which assists people to understand the effects of climate change they are already living with, moving closer to me in a circled, a lot of them were shocked at some of the things they took as just minor changes to the weather or raising food prices are the result of climate change. Going into the day with an open mind, the young people were able to think creatively on what they will do.
To everyone’s surprise Bishop Peter Lee, joined the event and encouraged the young people to continue with their efforts to respond to environmental crisis, thanking them for taking part at the global action. They later on sat down as parishes to discuss their actions plans, which will be implemented at parish level.