Youth for Eco-Justice: Eun-Hae Kwon

Name: Eun-Hae Kwon
Age: 24
Function: majored in Industrial and Space Design. I currently work in a design studio
Country of origin: South Korea
Church of origin:  Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK)

What is really important for your life?

I would say that faith is the most important thing in my life.
There are difficult obstacles I have to overcome in my faith journey every day but ultimately, living by faith is the way to true happiness, peace and freedom.

What are your wishes for the negotiations on Climate Change in Durban?

To understand the Environmental Equity Issues (Procedural Inequity / Geographical Inequity / Social Inequity) and explore ways to meet the challenge;

to affirm the need for urban and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our cities and rural areas in balance with nature, honoring the cultural integrity of all our communities;

to establish a proper value of Eco-justice strongly based on theological and biblical studies and religious belief;

to recognize the call for the education of present and future generation which emphasizes social and environmental issues, based on our experience.

What would you like to do so that your church/country becomes more environmentally just?

In my church, I would like to initiate awareness campaigns on environmental justice to inform youth members about the emergency of climate changes, water scarcity and food insecurity. But just as important, is to plan some short-term and long-term eco-friendly activities in church with youth leaders and to take actions on it to make a difference in lives and attitudes – and also in the communities we’re living.

One of the major tasks is to inspire and equip members to become better stewards of the earth. I would like to stress the call to responsible stewardship of God’s creation and the needs of reconciliation between people and God; people and the nature; and people with each other based on biblical theology of ecology through sermons, public lectures and workshops. I would also like to build an interfaith network of religious communities or organizations which have become conscious of environmental impact.

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