Green Anglicans attend the Laudato Si Conference, Nairobi
It is now four years since the release of the encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home, by Pope Francis on May 25, 2015. In the Encyclical, Pope Francis calls on all people to be united by the planet that they share to be involved in creating a new dialogue about the future of the planet.
On this occasion, UN Environment’s Faith for Earth Initiative – along with partners including CYNESA (The Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa), WWF Regional Office for Africa, and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is organizing a two-day conference on 15-16 July 2019 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi.
The conference will have speakers who will provide a scientific perspective on the current state of the world and talk about the importance of youth engagement. It will address urgent needs and opportunities in Africa and showcase best practice across the continent and the role of youth leadership and innovation. It will be a forum for deeper reflection on Catholic and other faiths’ social teachings on care for the creation from an African perspective but enriched by global perspectives.
This conference is about creating hope and provides a platform for faith organizations, youth and indigenous people to share their views and speak with one voice.
Rev Massy Walas from Zimbabwe and Irene Sebastian Waweru are representing the Anglican Church at the conference of 400 young people.