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Should caring for God’s world be a church priority?

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climate1Bishop Geoff Davies, Executive Director of the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI),  contends that Climate Change and Eco-justice should be mission priorities of the Church.

Read his edited presentation to the Ecological Debt and Climate Change workshop in Maputo, 2009.

 

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Spotlight on the Church’s role in SADC politics

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Malcolm Damon, EJN executive directorRecently the radio programme Kruis en Dwars tackled a controversial issue: the role of the Church in political and public life.

 The discussion was prompted by the formation of the National Inferfaith Leadership Council (NILC) by Pastor Ray McCauley of the Rhema Church and his seemingly close relationship with the ANC. EJN executive director Malcolm Damon joined the fray.

 

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Pro-poor policies are key to food security

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EarthThe book of Genesis tells us that God created the earth, animals, plants and human beings. He said human beings will depend on the plants and animals as sources of food, and then entrusted humananity with the responsibility of managing natural resources He created.

God wanted all human beings to benefit from this bounty. Today, we see a dramatically different picture to what He intended. By Simon Vilikazi.

 

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High prices a key cause of SADC hunger

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Image source: www.idrc.caFood security analysts say hunger in the SADC region has many causes. The causes are so numerous, so intertwined, that it’s virtually impossible – even for the analysts themselves – to name the one that carries the heaviest, and worst, weight. It comes down to personal subjectivity. So here’s the subjectivity of EJN's Simon Vilikazi. In his view, high food prices are the largest contributors to hunger among the unemployed poor. And it’s time for all of us, goverments included, to pay especial attention to them.

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