Clean-up campaign

Various faith-based leaders during their meeting in Labasa yesterday. Picture: LUISA QIOLEVU

Various faith-based leaders during their meeting in Labasa yesterday. Picture: LUISA QIOLEVU

RELIGIOUS groups in Labasa met yesterday to outline plans for a clean-up campaign in town next month.

Led by the Holy Family Parish of the Catholic Church, Social Ecological Justice Commission’s Maciu Naviti said the collective clean-up project was made possible through an interfaith culture and dialogue done by the church with various pastors and organisations. Mr Naviti said the clean-up campaign was part of their mission on caring for their common home.

“The idea came about to get all faith-based leaders to co-operate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents,” he said.

“In this regard, as part of what we see in our society, we planned to do some signboards to be placed in some places around our town, especially beside the rivers and creeks. This is to show that we care about our environment.”

He said the contents of the signboards were verses from the Bible.

Representatives included the Methodist Church, TISI Sangam and Catholics.

Plans were also in progress to rope in other faith-based organisations.