Catholic University of Malawi (Cunima) vice-chancellor Father George Buleya yesterday challenged churches and faith-based institutions to step up their efforts in fighting adverse effects of climate change.
He made the remarks in Lilongwe when he opened Act Alliance Southern Africa Regional Forum 2017 meeting.
In his keynote address, Buleya said time has come for churches and religious institutions to turn their attention to theological implications of environmental issues.
He said: “Religious institutions should articulate a Biblical theology of ecological protection with which they can enlighten people through public education that the earth is the theatre of God’s grace.”
Act Alliance chairperson Dickens Mtonga said churches and religious institutions have done a commendable job in complementing government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in the country. n