(Cover photo: africanews.com) Cyclone Idai, considered one of the worst on record to hit Africa, left a trail of death and destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The latest situation report produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), paints a grim picture, more than a month after the cyclone made […]
Masvingo Deanery Catholic Youth Association (CYA), in the Catholic Diocese of Masvingo, Zimbabwe, espoused the Catholic teachings on environment by facilitating a cleanup campaign in the Central Business District of Masvingo on the 6th of April 2019 as a way of honoring God’s creation. Masvingo Deanery CYA Spiritual Adviser, Sister Gwenhere managed to encourage youths […]
The ad hoc open-ended working group established in May 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in resolution 72/277 (“Towards a Global Pact for the Environment”) convened its second substantive session 18-20 March 2019 at the United Nations grounds at Nairobi. At its first substantive session in January, the OEWG considered a report by the UN Secretary General that identified and assessed possible gaps in International Environmental Law (IEL) and environment-related instruments…
In all forums I participated in, my perspective of the youth lacking voices was changed. This is because I came to understand that in most of the forums available, the youth are only interested in those that will earn them a living, which is disheartening. If the church is ready to listen to the voices of the young, then the youth should establish ways of getting their cries heard and addressed. The youth are a moment of growth, who should be rooted in the wisdom of the aged.