Nairobi, 03 January, 2022 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has launched a three-year campaign to educate the people of God across the globe about the “urgent need to restore, protect and renew access to natural resources.”
Inspired by two Encyclical Letters of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti, the “Together We - Act today for a better tomorrow” campaign is expected to focus on creating “communities of care” and implementing new initiatives that fight poverty and protect nature, especially at grass root levels, CI officials say in a Monday, December 13 statement shared with ACI Africa.
The CI officials say the campaign that has been scheduled to run until December 2024 “calls on communities of care to promote three different types of action: raising awareness of the urgent need to restore, protect and renew access to natural resources such as food, water, land and ecosystems.”
During the campaign, CI officials say they will urge governments “to ensure that people suffering from the negative effects of social and environmental degradation have a voice in decision-making in order to achieve more inclusive and sustainable societies.”
Local communities are to be sensitized “to take action to encourage changes in lifestyles that contribute to a less damaging attitude towards our Common Home,” they see in their statement shared in English, French, and Spanish languages.