Rumbek, 15 July, 2022 / 9:55 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan is set to include the social doctrine of the Church classes in the Primary and Secondary schools run by the Diocese to educate learners about care for the environment at the basic level in the East-central African country.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese said that the courses, which are already being offered at the Diocese’s institutions of higher learning are aimed at sensitizing learners on issues of social justice and the care of creation.
“Our office of Justice and Peace conducts several workshops in our Catholic schools concerning social issues concerning care for the environment,” Bishop Carlassare said during the Wednesday, July 13 interview.
He added, “We would like to set a specific syllabus on the Catholic social doctrine of the Church and civic education in our primary and secondary schools. At the same time these subjects are taught in our teacher training college and in our faculty of education at the Catholic University in Rumbek.”
The Local Ordinary of Rumbek Diocese spoke to ACI Africa on the sidelines of the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) that has brought together over 100 Catholic Bishops who are meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.