Cabinda (Angola). From 24 May to 5 June 2022, the young people of Cabinda are engaged in the creation and display of recycled products and Eco Art in the City Fair, as part of the Laudato Si’ Week.
The City Fair takes place on the basis of a local production development project. The young people belonging to the ecological pastoral groups of the Diocese and to the realities linked to the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the Preprovince of Queen of Peace (ANG) exhibit their recycled materials and decoration products and carry out activities in which they make some artifacts.
Sr. Idalina Mareco, of Mary Help of Christians Community of Cabinda coordinates this project, which includes unemployed young people from the peripheral areas of the city, together with the Diocese, the Parishes, and the religious community, in collaboration with other public and private Institutions. The ecological Pastoral care of the Diocese and of the FMA Institute thus respond to the cry of the earth and of the poor.
“Ecology also requires the care of the cultural riches of humanity in their broadest meaning. More directly, it asks to pay attention to local cultures when analyzing issues related to the environment, making the technical-scientific language dialogue with the popular language. It is culture not only understood as the monuments of the past, but especially in its living, dynamic, and participatory sense, which cannot be excluded when the relationship of the human being with the environment is rethought” (LS 143).