Category: Justice & Peace

Jesuit Brother: Church Must Act on Climate Change

The SAFCEI is a “multi-faith organisation committed to supporting faith leaders and their communities in Southern Africa’’ on issues regarding the earth and the environment, according to the institute’s website. It aims to promote ‘’awareness, understanding and action on eco-justice, sustainable living and climate change”.

Church Leaders Condemn State Plundering

Leaders of all significant South African churches, including the Catholic Church, have condemned the evident “plundering of public resources”, blatant waste of taxpayers’ money, prevailing corruption, and weakening of public institutions.

J & P Advocacy Strategies: How to be an Agent of Change

The Justice & Peace Commission of Durban archdiocese hosted a workshop on advocacy, lobbying and training at Albert Falls Conference Centre. The workshop was presented by archdiocese J&P coordinator Kalie Senyane, with chaplain Fr Cyril Xaba, Fr Sipho Mbatha of Eshowe diocese, Robert Mafinyori of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission, and Dr Kudakwashe Shonhiwa of Peace Oasis International.

Bishop Abel Gabuza Warns on Water for Mining

Bishop Abel Gabuza of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Justice and Peace Commission (J&P) has called on the new minister of mineral resources to prioritise environmental challenges associated with mining, especially the protection of water against the pursuit of short-term economic gains in the mining industry.