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  Climate Action Africa, a leading social enterprise driving climate change awareness and action in Africa, has launched the Faith for Climate Action (F4CA) program as one of its community initiatives. The initiative aims to integrate religious teachings with environmental stewardship to foster awareness, responsibility, and action against the threats of climate change in Nigeria.
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Climate change poses a significant threat to ecosystems, economies, and human well-being, with Nigeria being particularly vulnerable to its impacts. Rising temperatures, erratic rainfall patterns, and sea-level rise have already caused adverse effects on the country’s agriculture, water resources, and public health. Recognizing the urgency of addressing climate change and the influence of religious institutions in people’s lives, the Faith for Climate Action (F4CA) project seeks to harness the power of spiritual values to encourage participation in climate action. The program will facilitate collaboration between religious institutions and environmental organizations, allowing religious leaders and environmental experts to work together. By combining scientific knowledge with faith-based teachings, the F4CA initiative will provide comprehensive climate change education to members of religious spaces, empowering them to become stewards of the earth and take meaningful action to protect the environment.
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“As an organization committed to addressing climate change challenges in Africa, we recognize the immense influence of religious communities and the power of faith and spirituality in driving social change. We believe that by integrating religious values with environmental awareness, we can inspire positive action towards eco-consciousness and improving the resilience of our communities,”
said Grace Oluchi, Co-Founder of Climate Action Africa. The Faith for Climate Action program aligns with the goals of fostering environmental stewardship and promoting sustainable practices within the framework of religious values. By leveraging the power of religious institutions, Climate Action Africa aims to engage all segments of society, including religious communities, in taking proactive steps to mitigate the effects of climate change in Nigeria.
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As part of the initiative, Climate Action Africa will conduct awareness campaigns, workshops, and training sessions in religious spaces to foster environmental consciousness. Climate Action Africa invites religious leaders, environmental experts, and individuals interested in climate action to join hands and collaborate with us in this noble endeavour.
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This article was first published on 9th August 2023

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