Nairobi, 30 October, 2022 / 8:43 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has called upon graduands from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) to use their academic knowledge to champion the conservation of the environment.
In his Friday, October 28 message on the occasion of the institution’s 41st graduation ceremony, Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru who chairs CUEA Council said, “I challenge our dear graduands to use the academic professional knowledge they have acquired in CUEA to champion the preservation of our environment as we continue to grow economically, socially, ethically and politically.”
“The world today is facing climate-related environmental challenges; we have and continue to experience prolonged drought in parts of Africa and Europe,” Bishop Kariuki said, and added, “As we look at expanding opportunities of growth through quality education and training, let us ensure that we focus on our environment.”
The Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Embu Diocese who also chairs the Commission for Education and Religious Education (CERE) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) said that while there seems to a focus on the growth of education, the issue of environment should not be forgotten.
He went on to reflect on Pope Francis’ call to take care of the mother earth and said that there is a need to “secure our growth in the areas of education and research towards saving our planet or the mother earth.”