By Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles
Missionary VoicesSep 06, 2023
Fr Patrick Kwiss SMA (Nigeria)
In our latest podcast episode, we sit down with Fr. Patrick Quiz from Nigeria, a region grappling with the relentless impacts of climate change. Fr. Patrick shares a harrowing tale of his homeland, where the delicate balance between drought and unprecedented rains has given rise to devastating floods. These environmental shifts have led to migration, igniting tensions over land rights and culminating in conflicts that ripple through communities and affect the political landscape. Fr. Patrick's account underscores a profound truth: the cry of the earth is inexorably intertwined with the cry of the poor. Climate change, with its indirect provocations of violence and conflict, casts a stark light on the urgent need for global awareness and action to protect both our planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants. Listen to this eye-opening episode to gain a deeper understanding of the complex web of challenges faced by communities in the wake of climate change.
Sr Dora Sara Wilberforce OLA and Sr Dorcas Obeng OLA (Ghana)
This 3rd instalment of our 5-part series for the Season of Creation, we speak with two remarkable guests, Sr. Dora Sara Wilberforce OLA and Sr. Dorcas Obeng OLA. Both Sisters are in Ghana and together, they shed light on the multifaceted challenges facing the country due to climate change.
In this episode, we hear about the stark transformations occurring in the natural environment, particularly in the oceans. Beyond that, we learn about the heartbreaking consequences, such as the economic hardships driving women and girls into prostitution when crops fail. Additionally, we discover more about the rising trends of urbanization, rampant inflation in essential food items, and the far-reaching effects on crucial resources like energy, water, and food supply. Education, a cornerstone of progress, is also fundamentally affected by these challenges.
Join us in this episode as we bear witness to the real and urgent impacts of climate change on the lives of the people of Africa. It's a vital conversation you won't want to miss.
Fr Ignatius Malwa SMA (Zambia)
This week on our podcast, we speak with Fr Ignatius, who offers a unique perspective on the changing seasons in Zambia. Join us as Fr Ignatius discusses how these shifts in temperature are not just about weather.He delves into the concerning rise in out-of-season droughts, the impact on regional food supply and farming practices, and how these changes are affecting food security. We’ll also explore the ripple effects on healthcare and infrastructure.
Tune in for an enlightening conversation that goes beyond the weather and into the heart of environmental justice.
Sr Cynthia Nwadike OLA (Botswana)
Sr Cynthia Nwadike OLA, living and working in Botswana, speaks to John McGeady, Justice Officer for the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles and Gerry Forde, Justice Officer for the Society of African Missions. Her first hand account of the impact of climate change in Botswana and in the communities in which she serves are unexpected and startling.