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Youth lead by example on care for the environment

Posted on: October 31, 2019 11:29 AM
Photo Credit: Anglican Church of Kenya Facebook page

[ACNS, by Rachel Farmer] Young people in Pakistan and Kenya are leading the way on care of the environment by taking practical steps to look after their communities and inspire ‘green’ action.

Youth leaders from Pakistan gave a practical example on environmental responsibility when they joined in a rubbish clean at the end of their inter-faith camp.

Some 55 participants from Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Shia, Ahmadi, Bahi, Ismaili and Christian communities came together for a camp focused on interfaith issues and organised by the Events Coordinator from the Diocese of Peshawar in the Church of Pakistan.

Bishop of Peshawar and Moderator of the Church of Pakistan, Humphrey Peters, spent four days at the camp leading talks and speaking with delegates on a range of issues.

Other speakers, including a physiologist, helped inspire discussions on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, mental health and stress and a session on identity in Pakistan.

Meanwhile in the Anglican Church of Kenya, youth organiser for the Diocese of Machakos, the Revd Simon Kavita coordinated a full day clean up across the diocese with clergy and diocesan staff taking part.

Young people worked with the Green Anglicans Movement to reach further into the villages in the spirit of inspiring care for creation.

A diocesan spokesperson said: “Over the weekend, the movement cleaned Ikalaasa town area and planted trees. They also made use of the opportunity to evangelize the town.”