With God on your side


Sunday, 4th December 2011 - Uniting Presbyterian Church, Umlazi.

In the context of South Africa's dark history, the Church has always been at the forefront of political and social change. But now it finds itself having to deal with the magnitude of turbulent climate change. And in this particular race against time, its mission is to push governments and other role players into finding moral and ethical solutions to heal the land and those who inhabit it.

The images in this essay are of Ms Maite Nkoane-Mashabane, the president of COP 17. They were taken at a church service she specially requested, to ask the Chief Weatherman - through prayer - for his divine guidance in helping us overcome catastrophic climate changes.

The regular programme was altered so that it included key members of the South African Council of Churches as well.

Themed around CLIMATE CHANGE and its grave consequences (pun not intended) especially for rural communities in the developing world, it was a sort of special assembly in the House of God.

And yes, the president of COP 17 received a very special blessing as well.