12 Jul 2021 • News
Launching of environmental protection campaign
The Province of the Anglican church of Burundi participates each year in environmental protection and climate resilience by conducting tree planting campaigns and community mobilisation to bring about behavioural change regarding the management of natural resources.
The community of Rweza in Matana Diocese has participated in launching a campaign that aims to plant over 330,000 forest and agro-forest trees.
The Bishop of Matana, the Rt. Rev. Seth Ndayirukiye, and Archbishop Martin Nyaboho who officially launched the campaign urged the population to learn from the effects of climate change and commit themselves to changing behaviour regarding the care of the environment and use of natural resources.
With the support of Episcopal Relief and Development the Anglican Church of Burundi will work with communities to protect public and private land and train community members in climate resilience.
Recently leaders of the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church initiated a partnership focused on climate resilience and a commitment to mobilise communities in reasonable use of resources. As mainline churches in Burundi the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches have considerable influence over social change and they urge people to listen to the voice of nature and heed its warnings.