Tongan churches not doing enough about climate change, says research

‘Oku ‘ikai malava ‘a e kau taki lotu ke taki’i ‘a e kaveinga ‘o e feliuliuaki ‘a e ‘ea pea ‘oku ava leva ai 'a e faingamālie ki he to’utupupu fakataha mo honau kaungālotu ke sītu'a mei he 'isiu mahu'inga ni. Na’e pehē ‘e faifekau Laiseni Charisma Liava’a ‘oku ‘ikai ko ha kaveinga ia ‘oku mu’omu’a ki he ngaahi siasi ‘i he pule’anga fakatu’i. ‘I ha’ane lea ‘i he uike kuo ‘osi’i ha konifelenisi ‘i Uelingatoni, na’a ne pehē ai ‘oku hā mai ‘a e ‘ikai ha loko tokanga mei he ngaahi siasi pea mo ngāue fakataha ke fai ha tokanga ki he mamafa ‘o e kaveinga ko ‘eni mo ‘ene fakalilifu ki he mo’ui ‘a e kakai.

Tonga’as churches are failing to provide leadership over climate change and it is up to young people to join with church goers to take action, according to research by an Anglican priest. Speaking at this week’s climate change conference in Wellington, Fr Laiseni Fanon Charisma Liava‘a said that while the Tongan Government was desperately lobbying…


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