DELAWARE AUGUST 18 2015 (CISA) – John Cardinal Njue has called on Kenyans living in the United States to shun foreign influences that go against their traditional and religious beliefs.
“Many of you were born and raised under strict religious beliefs and African traditions. But certainly you find yourselves living in a society that allows behaviors that run contrary to these beliefs,” said Cardinal Njue while addressing Kenyans living in the US in the state of Delaware on August 16 during a special Swahili Mass, reported The Daily Nation.
“It is very important that you remain steadfast in your Christian faith,” he told the crowd of Kenyans assembled at St Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bear, Delaware.
According to Cardinal Njue, Kenyans in the US are living in particularly challenging times because they live in a society that allows and support behaviours that contradicts their religious beliefs and traditional African values.
The Cardinal further noted that the youth and children were particularly susceptible to foreign influences, and called on Kenyan parents to take charge and explain to the young ones the dangers associated with copying Western values that do not enhance the traditional family set up.
“Drawing your strength from the knowledge and wisdom of the biblical teachings, bring up your children in the ways of the Lord by saying no to destructive influences perpetuated here in the name of personal freedoms and choices,” he said.
The function attended by more than 1,000 Kenyan from different states was organized by the Kenya Catholic Community in America (KCCA).