This point was also stressed by Jesse Mugambi
, from the University of Nairobi
and a member of the WCC
working group on climate change.
"The world is a world in which we are all relatives, but somewhere along the line we decided … to treat each other as strangers", he
explained that in Africa climate change is already causing both severe droughts on the one hand, and flooding on the other.
With the help of maps he
showed that those parts of the continent rich in water and cultivable land are also the areas of greatest conflict.
Such a conflict "has nothing to do with ethnicity, it has to do with resources."
, the role of Christian faith and religion in general - through its leaders, theologians and ethicists - is that of "bringing us back to the norms" that can contribute to address a challenge like climate change.
"We are not talking about 'helping' African countries", Mugambi