“Climatic changes in Zambia and the rest of Southern Africa have impacted negatively on food security at household level. The worst affected households are those in rural areas, which are confronted by price hikes for food. Switching to sustainable agriculture is one of the ways in which communities can contribute to efforts to reduce the effects of climate change. The church has an important role to play in this area by demonstrating the importance of sustainable agriculture at community level”.In Lusaka, the capital and largest city in Zambia, the Lusaka Pastors Fellowship gathered to launch the Renew Our World campaign with a day of prayer. [caption id="attachment_1166" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credit: Bishop Boniface Nkode, Chairperson of the Lusaka Pastors Fellowship[/caption] Also in Ndola, the third largest city in Zambia, local church leaders from the Ndola Pastors Fellowship gathered to pray and act for the Renew Our World campaign. [caption id="attachment_1167" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credit: Bishop George Chibubi, Chairperson of the Ndola Pastors Fellowship[/caption]
We give thanks for these faithful pastors who are leading their church communities towards justice and sustainability in Zambia.Martin Kapenda says:
“In Zambia, climate change is the worst form of injustice. The victims of climate change are usually the poor who themselves have less means to pollute the environment.
The Renew our World Campaign will provide a platform for the church in Zambia to pray for change, address the root causes of climate change and lobby the government to take appropriate actions in favour of the poor.”
Please pray for the Christian leaders growing this movement in Zambia.