Justice, Peace & Environment

a)Green Talent Show

Mercy education office in partnership with the office for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Franciscans Africa (JPIC), Center for Social Justice and Ethics at Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the Capuchin TV, and Mother Earth Network organized for the Green talent show which was held at Huruma Girls’ Secondary school on 16th March 2019. The main goal of this event was to bring together lovers of environment to sensitize them on the impact of climate change and clean energy under the theme LIVING A GREEN LIFE, GROWING WITH A GREEN FAITH, MAKING A GREEN SCHOOL. It was a platform of sharing experiences, speaking for climate justice, renewable energy and the anti-fossil fuels struggles through different talents like: songs, poems, spoken word, motivational speeches, drama, and dancing.

Fr.Herman,mrs.Owenje,other guest students from Mercy secondary schools showcasing their talent before planting tree session

b)United Nations Environmental Assembly(UNEA)

There was a week conference held at United Nations headquarters in Gigiri from 11th -15th March 2019. In attendance was Mercy Education Office assistant project officer together with partners from Justice Peace and integrity of creation (JPIC) under the umbrella ‘Faith for Earth’ dialogue. This was a forum that brought together delegates representing a wide variety of religions and denominations across the globe to share and discuss matters relating to climate change and other environmental crises such as conflict and bad governance in the world and to come up with possible solutions to these calamities.

Faith for Earth Delegates of different countries
Iyad Abumoghli,principal cordinator

c)Environmental Club Patrons

The meeting was aimed at bringing together environmental club patrons from all Mercy secondary schools to discuss matters pertaining to environment protection and conservation as well as organizing for an activity that would bring together students and teachers from Mercy associated schools for sensitization on this important topic. Statistics point to the fact that pollution kills five times more than other calamities such as war or terrorism