We helped this annual interfaith environmental gathering get off the ground when we were part of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation – and it was out of that work that Faith in Water was born.
It was great to see faith groups inspiring each other on the environment. As Mary Francis Wangare, a Franciscan Sister who is director of the Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Franciscan Africa, explained, the environment is a neutral subject.
"Everyone knows we must take action, so it is the perfect rallying point for interfaith work. We are from all different faiths, but we want to show that if we work together, we can stop the radicalization of young people,” she told more than 600 participants at Catholic University in Nairobi on Oct. 9 as she opened the two-day conference.