Michelle Njeri is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Nairobi, Kenya, and a final-year student in Social Communication at Tangaza University College (Catholic University Of Eastern Africa).
Sr. Mary Francis Wangare is worried about the young people in Kenya. The Franciscan sister knows that, in Kenya, young people are most at risk of religious radicalization. To combat the threat of radicalization, she wants to create better relationships between the Christians and Muslims.
When Pope Francis released "Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home," the title of the encyclical emphasized a shared responsibility to protect the Earth, but Franciscan Sr. Mary Francis Wangare was already preaching this concept. As director of the Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Franciscan Africa, she recently coordinated a second annual interfaith environment conference for youth in Kenya. About 600 people participated, and Global Sisters Report shares reactions from six of them.