A Climate Change Challenge from one of our partners in Vellore

Alfred (Alfie) Arunkumar is Principal of the Kasam Agricultural Institute in Vellore, whose Diocese is “twinned” with the churches in Cambridgeshire. Bishop Stephen visited Kasam, which trains farmers, when he was in Vellore and that paved the way for our Ecumenical Council to invite him over here for a month – and here he is now.

Alfie is not only a devout Christian and skilled agriculturalist (he earned his Master’s in London), but is also passionate about addressing climate change – because he can see with his own eyes the devastating effect it is having on his local farmers as the monsoons fail and the seasons become more extreme. Listen to him “live” on the video and for the challenge he gave when he visited me yesterday.

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