Mbeya, 03 March, 2022 / 9:10 pm (ACI Africa).
The President of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) is calling upon Catholic artists in the East African nation to compose songs ahead of the Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).
Catholic Bishops from the nine AMECEA member nations are expected to hold their 20th Plenary Assembly in Tanzania later this year, from July 10 to 17 under the theme, “Nurturing our common home: living Laudato Si’ towards enhancing integral human development in the AMECEA region.”
In a Wednesday, March 2 video message obtained by ACI Africa, Archbishop Gervas Nyaisonga of Mbeya Archdiocese said composing thematic songs ahead of the AMECEA Plenary Assembly can go a long way in creating awareness about the planned meeting of Catholic Bishops in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
“I invite different artists, especially choir members, to compose songs and to participate in whatever ways to promote the upcoming AMECEA meeting, to welcome AMECEA, and to publicize the theme of the meeting,” Archbishop Nyaisonga said in the March 2 video message by TEC.
Making reference to the theme of the Plenary Assembly, the Tanzanian Archbishop said, “We know the environment is a large concept including water, animals. Artists can use their talents to explain the beauty of the environment.”