Pacific Conference of Churches highlights the important role oceans play in the time of COVID-19

Pacific Conference of Churches highlights the important role oceans play in the time of COVID-19

By Faria Begum Ali
Monday 08/06/2020
Reverend James Bhagwan.

The General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Reverend James Bhagwan says now more than ever, there is a need to respect the ocean.

As today marks “World Oceans Day”, Reverend Bhagwan says people turn to the sea for survival as a result of lockdown and unemployment.

Rev. Bhagwan says during the time of COVID-19, indigenous knowledge, wisdom, culture and traditional practices are important to protect our ocean.

He says the oceans plays a central role in the environment, particularly for Pacific Islanders, not only as the source of food and resources, but part of our identity as well.

Reverend Bhagwan says every time someone collects rubbish from the seashore it becomes an act of redemption.

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