Agnes Wamuyu Ngure is an Elizabethan Sister currently serving as the executive secretary of the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK). Previously she has worked at an informal school in Nairobi; in the slums of Soweto and Kamae; and for 14 years in Kahawa, around the Kamiti prison area. She pioneered the Vendramini Education Centre. She spent four years in Khartoum, Sudan, where she learned Arabic, working with refugees in camps, before coming to ASOK.

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Our common home lies in ruin: Development and self-destruction

I am delighted about Pope Francis’ first papal encyclical, “Laudato Sí, on Care for Our Common Home,” our mother Earth. What kind of Earth will we leave behind? I feel this as a very strong invitation from Pope Francis to go beyond our immediate needs, our comfort at the expense of generations yet unborn, and consider the future of our human race and planet.