THE DIOCESE OF KHAHLAMBA PLANS TO BECOME THE GREENEST DIOCESE IN THE PROVINCE
The Anglican Diocese of Khahlamba held it’s Diocesan family weekend from the 12th to the 13th of October 2018 in Queenstown. This day saw many people from different parts of the diocese come together to celebrate one diocesan family.
The Provincial Green Anglicans formed part of the family weekend program were together we discussed issues of the environment especially within the Diocese of Khahlamba, with reference to the diocesan Vision “To undertake a journey of renewal and development, to fulfil our call to remain a Christ-centered, mission-minded and developmental diocese”. Environmental challenges continue to pose a big problem to our people especially amongst those living in rural areas as they greatly depend on agriculture and clean water for survival.
The diocesan Bishop +Moses shared his favoured scripture reading from John 3:16 (For God so love the world that He gave His only son ….) and in this passage we hear of the world meaning all that is in it and not only humankind. Bishop Moses said we need to start journeying together into making Diocese of Khahlamba the greenest diocese within the ACSA Province and also to use this opportunity to fight against property within local communities.
During the Gala dinner the in his address the Bishop spoke of five main priorities and one of them was addressing environmental challenges within the diocese . The Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries donated 50 trees which will be planted in all parishes within the Dioceses, these trees symbolise the begging of the a commitment to healing God’s creation.