The World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation co-organize the global training program “Youth for Eco-Justice“. Here we are introducing the participants in the following. Here is an overview.
Name: Mike Langa Lulanga
Function: Journalist/Youth Leader
Country of origin: Malawi
Church of origin: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi
What is really important for your life?
To do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)
What are your wishes for the negotiations on Climate Change in Durban?
(a) It is my wish that we discuss the care for creation as one way of expressing our love for God, for the Love of God requires respect for God’s gifts and for God’s will for Creation.
(b) The role of the youths in ensuring that justice is done to our environment.
(c) How we can leave the world a better place than we found it.
(d) How we can live at peace with God and the creation.
(e) How the world can reduce use of materials that are not environmentally friendly.
What would you like to do so that your church/Country becomes more environmentally just?
Conduct awareness campaigns on environmental justice and civic, educate the masses on how they can do justice to the environment. It will be more meaningful and powerful to use the word of God in educating people about protecting the environment.
About 80% of Malawians are Christians and they can easily be influenced with the word of GOD. God himself calls us all to be just with his creation.
I would also like to introduce programs that deliberately address issues of environmental justice and institute clubs that will be discussing and finding new ways of how the church can improve on being environmental just and how people at large can develop love for mother nature.