The Society of African Missions (SMA) is seeking volunteers to highlight the effects of climate change and the need for climate justice for the world’s poorest countries.
The initiative was inspired Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter of 2015, Laudato Si’ (On Care For Our Common Home). The missionary society has developed a climate justice programme for children in the final two years of primary and secondary school known as the ‘Thumbprint Campaign’, whereby young people add their thumbprints to a pledge poster and pledge to take greater care of their local environment. The campaign was first introduced in parishes, and the SMA now seek volunteers to further promote the programme to schools and community groups
All volunteers will be given training in delivering an awareness-raising programme and will be provided with all necessary resources and support. This training will be offered in Dublin, Cork, Claregalway in Galway, and Dromantine in Newry.
The Society of African Missions is an international community of Catholic missionaries who serve the people of Africa and people of African descent around the world. The society was founded in Lyons, France, in 1856 by Mgr Melchior de Marion Brésillac. The society now holds over 900 members from Africa, America, Asia and Europe and work in a number of African countries as well as in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.
All interested in volunteering for the Society of African Missions are encouraged to send their details to [email protected].