Religious Leaders Call for the amplification of Marginalized Voices in the Communities

“Our goal of poverty eradication and of inclusive growth that embraces the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of society can be achieved when our actions are guided by a social conscience and are not devoid of sensitivity.” Pratibha Patil Press Briefing by the Marginalised Groups in Mombasa County Despite the promulgation of the new constitution laws… Continue reading Religious Leaders Call for the amplification of Marginalized Voices in the Communities

Interfaith Leaders on Hate Speech on Pulpits and Peace Messages – Sujata Kotamraju

We urge all of us to remain in peace and cohesion in Kenya, we have been dividing ourselves along political lines which in many occasions take tribal angles and political hating temperatures. It is our humble prayer that we are not going to allow ourselves to be divided by political rhetoric’s that send us to our tribal cocoons for we cannot thrive alone as tribes or communities or families or individuals. We can only thrive when we do work together, encourage one another, fellowship and worship together and become one nation of Kenya. God Bless Kenya as we stay united and peaceful as one nation. – Sujata Kotamraju

Interfaith Leaders on Hate Speech on Pulpits and Peace Messages – Bishop Dr. John Warari

How Good and Pleasant It Is When Brothers Dwell In UnityThe feelings of exclusion, unresolved historical injustices, toxic politics, and rampant politically-driven ethnic division is on the rise. Religious Leaders continue to strongly advocate for a National Dialogue Process that will provide Kenyans with a platform to express themselves and build consensus on how to move forward together. It is our humble prayer that we are not going to allow ourselves be divided by political rhetoric’s that send us to our tribal cocoons for we cannot thrive alone as tribes or individuals or communities or families. God Bless Kenya as we stay united and peaceful as one nation. - Bishop Dr. John Warari

Interfaith Leaders on Hate Speech on Pulpits and Peace Messages – Can. Rev. Dr. Rosemary Mbogo

Let us strive to become one nation, one people who are going to grow and celebrate each other. Let us celebrate our unity. As Religious Leaders we encourage peace and cohesion among our public officers. We urge all public officers and political leaders to exercise and project mutual respect of the different institutions. We encourage a sense of harmony among the three arms of government while maintaining independence of each as prescribed in the doctrine of separation of power. God Bless Kenya as we stay united and peaceful as one nation. -Rev. Dr. Rosemary Mbogo

Interfaith Leaders on Hate Speech on Pulpits and Peace Messages – Rt. Rev. John Oballa

Restore Humanity and Shared Values "It is saddening that we are increasingly witnessing a rise in violence among Kenyans. The value of God-given life has been devalued and cheapened. There is a need to recover and promote the traditional ways of conflict resolution. We have to cultivate a culture of dialogue at all levels of society. We can and must join hands to prevent violence. God Bless Kenya as we strive to stay united and peaceful as one nation" –Rt. Rev John Oballa

Interfaith Leaders on Hate Speech on Pulpits and Peace Messages

Interfaith Leaders are disseminating peace messages, hope and urging Religious Leaders not to allow the use of the pulpit for hate speech and divisive politics. The leadership of the main faith communities in liaison with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and National Steering Committee on Peace Building (NSC) have also signed a peace declaration against the use of religious platforms to disseminate divisive and hateful messages and uphold Peace.

IRCK Newsletter – August 2021

Inter-Religious Council of Kenya conducted its biannual review meeting having successfully completed the first two quarters of the year. The biannual review meeting aimed at reviewing the organization undertaking in the first two quarters of 2021 as well as planning for the remaining quarters.

Petition: Tell your MP to channel COVID19 allocated recovery money to Coal

The Kenyan government has allocated KES 1.3bn for coal mining this financial year; this is despite the fact we are in a pandemic that has affected the economy and left many Kenyans in abject poverty. The world over, governments have cushioned their citizens against the economic challenges by budgeting for stimulus packages. Furthermore, realizing the impact fossil fuel has had on the environment, particularly the air quality that exacerbated the impacts COVID19 has had on communities, many governments are choosing to divest to renewable energy to build back better sustainable communities. Therefore, one wonders why our government is choosing to mine coal when the world is moving away from coal.