Friday, November 30, 2007

Climate change and the churches


At a conference, 28-29 Nov 2008 at University of the Western Cape on Climate change and the role of the churches, sponsored by Inter-church organization for development Co=operation (ICCO)the role of churches in the South were again affirmed. As local congregations, we need to revisit what we do in our maintenance, in our catechism, in our worship. Many of our congregations, in any case have vegetable gardens, in the backyard, we do ave enegry saving globes in our lights, etc. However, we can do more. Maybe its time for us to inform ourselves more. The UN convene a conference in Climate change, in Bali, Indonesia, 3-14 Dec 2007 and it would be crucial for us at the least to knwo what is discussed. More so, we need to tell the stories of how consumption patterns are impacting on our livelihood, we need to engage on the issue of land restitution, but also proper and optimal land usage. After all, this is one of the few gifts that we can give to our children, being handed down from generation to generation.
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