Lusaka, 26 September, 2020 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
At a virtual session aimed at addressing the ecological crisis in Zambia, Catholic Bishops have called on the leadership of the southern Africa nation to consider going beyond political correctness and base their actions on what can safeguard the earth and the ecosystem.
“We call on government to do things that are not only politically correct but ecologically correct,” the Secretary General of the Zambia Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCCB), Fr. Cleophas Lungu said Thursday, September 24.
Fr. Cleophas who was giving the keynote address at the online event organized by ZCCB and Caritas Zambia highlighted ecologically correct actions to include “prioritizing programs that critically address impacts felt by us all, particularly the poorest amongst us, the vulnerable, the marginalized and those that live in remote communities whose cry on this earth cannot be overlooked.”
Organized under the theme, “Jubilee for the Earth: Reflections on responding to the Ecological Crisis,” the September 24 online session is part of the activities marking the month long Seasons of Creation, an ecumenical event for prayer and action for the earth.
Globally, the Seasons of Creation is guided by the theme, “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”