Dar es Salaam, 10 March, 2022 / 9:04 pm (ACI Africa).
The challenge of climate change can be addressed by forming people’s consciences so that “right ideas” are nurtured, an official of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) has said.
In a Thursday, March 10 Press Conference, TEC Secretary General, Fr. Charles Kitima, said climate crisis is worsening because people no longer fear God and have lost respect for each other.
“The climate crisis can only be controlled if people are guided by their consciences and the right ideas,” Fr. Kitima said.
The Tanzanian Catholic Priest explained, "Deserts in the world are growing because in people's hearts there is great dryness. The spirits of the people are dry; they do not fear God; they do not care about other human beings; they do not want them to benefit from the environment like they do."
There are "very good environmental laws and policies" in Tanzania, the TEC official said, lamenting the fact inhabitants of the East African nation do not adhere to the legal frameworks.