MOTHERS UNION – “WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO WE WANT TO LEAVE FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN?”
A vibrant conference was held of the Provincial Mothers Union of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Members from each of the six countries represented by ACSA gathered in Maseru, Lesotho for the 50th Council Meeting. They were blessed to be joined by the World President of the Mothers Union, Lynn Tembey and other representatives from Mary Sumner House (headquarters of MU in London).
Rev Dr Rachel Mash brought the environmental challenge to the Mothers Union by explaining the impact of Climate Change on Southern Africa. The bad news is that Southern Africa is extremely vulnerable to Climate change, and is already experiencing both drought in certain countries and extreme weather events in others. This will only become worse in years to come.
The Provincial President Thembsie Mchunu has taken up the challenge by asking all MU members to fast and pray for the drought for a month of Thursdays.
The presentation also looked at environmental degradation and how we can leave plastic and pollution for our children and grandchildren through careless catering practices.
The challenge for us as Mothers is this “What kind of world do we want to leave for our children”