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The We Have Faith Cycling Caravan for Climate Justice is in full swing through southern Africa ahead of COP21.back to listing
by Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI),
The We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice campaign and cycling caravan is in full swing now, having been on the road for more than a month already. The caravan has travelled from Mozambique, through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, covering close to 3000km’s already.
Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda still lie ahead and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the campaign.
We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice has been met with a lot of enthusiasm, with municipalities supporting the call for climate justice and urging others to do the same.
“As we sign these petitions, which all of you must also ensure to sign, we are committing to action and to calling on all leaders at all levels to do all they can to change our world,” said the Mayor of the City of Bulawayo, Martin Moyo.
The President of Botswana, Ian Khama, even went to the extent of sponsoring a bicycle for one of the We Have Faith participants. Zambia’s solo cyclist, Allen "Super1 Chipolopolo" Namukamba, for the campaign was so inspired he vowed to start an environmental revolution at home. So we are seeing people from different walks of life committing to the campaign in various ways.
The cyclists themselves having committed in one of the most significant ways by helping to drive the campaign by the strength of their pumping legs.
Friday Nyambe, 60, and Charles Nyombo, 14Bicycles and cyclists, one of the core components of the campaign – what is their true significance? Rev Glynis Goyns reflected on this in her presentation at the climate conference on 4th September that was held as part of the We Have Faith campaign in Bronkhorstpruit, South Africa.
Route of the We Have Faith - Act Now for Climate Justice cycling caravanSo when do we, as people of faith, change gear and apply the brakes? What happens when we demand that the earth yields more and more, spinning faster and faster to satisfy our greed and exhilaration in the race?
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