WEBINARS AND LIVE DISCUSSIONS
LIVING IN TIMES OF COVID-19: EXPERIENCES OF CATHOLIC (CHRISTIANS) LAY ACCROSS AFRICA
Pax Romana ICMICA-Africa held an on-line session to bring together Catholic professionals across Africa and beyond to share their hopes and experiences about the COVID-19. Members from different countries, divergent professional orientation and experiences, came together to reflect on how Catholic (Christian) Lay Across Africa are living through the difficult times of Covid-19.
Inspired by the Gospel and the Catholic social tradition, we, ICMICA members, live our faith by engaging the challenges of r times.
The reflections focused on the following among others issues:
a) What is the situation like, right now?
b) How has this epidemic affected you, your family, community and the country at large?
c) Given this is an epidemic that needs direct government intervention, what is the government doing to avert the situation?
d) What are your hopes and challenges (fears) regarding the way this epidemic is being handled and what sort of needs to be done to improve the situation? How do you see the situation evolving?
Is the frequency of testing adequate? Are the health systems adequate enough to respond to the crisis? Are measures considering the poor and marginalized
e) How can we, as Pax Romana family in Africa, support each other at this time of crises? Are there practical suggestions?