Marrakesh, 15 June, 2023 / 8:56 pm (ACI Africa).
“More than any other continent, Africa is carrying the greatest burden of the world's social vulnerabilities,” a Nigerian Catholic Nun participating in the ongoing Parliamentary Conference on Interfaith Dialogue: Working Together for Our Common Future in Marrakesh, Morocco, has said.
In the light of the burdens Africa is enduring, Sr. Agatha Ogochukwu Chikelue who was speaking during the opening of the June 13-15 conference, advocated for effectiveness, saying, “Africa needs effective global attention to her overwhelming problems and these for the ultimate good of our entire human family.”
Sr. Agatha highlighted some of the challenges the people of God in Africa are subjected to, including “the high level of conflict, insecurity, poverty, human rights atrocities”, adding that these challenges are contributing to a “slow development” of the continent.
“Salvaging the universe must begin by investing more on addressing vulnerabilities for sustainable peace,” the member of the Congregation of Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy (DMMM) who serves as Chair of the Religions for Peace International Women’s Coordinating Committee said during her Tuesday, June 13 address.
She cautioned against complacency and inaction amid the challenges the people of God in the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent are enduring.