Little Jordan Lewis, three years old was playing with friends in Cape Town when she opened a bag of illegally dumped toxic waste. It killed her. Please lift her her family in your prayers at this time of desolation.
What do we do about crimes like this and so many others that are occurring around the world?. Proverbs 31:8 ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, ensure justice for those being crushed.’
Sandra Steinbgraber who is currently in prison for standing up against environmental contamination says the following
‘ The environmental crisis is a crisis of family life, as it robs parents of our ability to carry out our two most basic duties: to protect our children from harm and to provide for their future. When inherently toxic chemicals – including developmental toxicants linked to asthma, birth defects and learning disabilities – are legally allowed to freely circulate in our children’s environment, we can’t protect them. When heat trapping greenhouse gases create extreme weather events that slash the world’s grain harvests (this is happening) and acidify the oceans in ways that threaten the entire marine food chain, starting with plankton (and this is happening too), then we can’t plan for our kids’ futures’
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” Chief Seattle
Rev Rachel Mash
Environmental Coordinator – Anglican Church of Southern Africa