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News & Analysis | December 2017

Lebanon. An Uncertain Future.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned and then he agreed to withhold his resignation. He has accused Tehran of interfering in Lebanese affairs. The role of Hezbollah, an ally of Shiite Iran. The games of the Saudis. The war in Syria might be winding…

Dossier

Indio Theology. The flowers of Tepeyac

The indigenous peoples and their descendants in America and in the entire world are the most ancient examples of civilisation. They have populated the earth for longer than anyone else, and their experience has made them wise people. The long process of these ancient civilisations has always been marked by the search of God. Indigenous peoples forged…

The Church Meeting With Indigenous People.

Since the 1960s, the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) has been promoting a new pastoral path alongside the indigenous peoples, through the Missions Department (DEMIS) first, and then, through the Secretariat of the Indigenous Pastoral Ministry (SEPAI). Intercultural and interreligious dialogue has been carried out throughout the Latin American continent: in Melgar (Colombia), Xicotepec (Mexico), Caracas (Venezuela),…

God, Heart Of Heaven And Earth.

The greatest contribution of the indigenous communities to the Churches and to society is their concept of the centrality of God, which has governed our life since before the first evangelization, and which is the foundation of everything. According to the Mesoamerican religious and theological scheme, God is the beginning and the end of everything, and everything…

Indios’ Irruption Into History.

The Indios peoples of Latin America have finally irrupted into history. They are present as officially recognized indigenous communities in society and in Churches. They bring their contribution, the flowers of Tepeyac, which were cultivated in the darkness of the night, in the winter ice, between stones and thorns. The aboriginal communities of Latin America are willing…

Churches

Mozambique. Formation In The Shadow Of The Port.

The Nacala Women’s Polytechnic School, which is run by the Comboni Missionary…

Cardinal Tagle: “Every Human Encounter Is A Possible…

A mission in continual transformation. The commitment to proclaim truth and justice.…

Guatemala. The Feast Of Saint Thomas In…

Chichicastenango is a beautiful village at the bottom of a mountain, amidst…

The Church in Amazonia: Condemnation and Proclamation

It is three years since a meeting in Brasilia between the bishops…

Culture

Kenya. The Borana People: The Naming Ceremony.

Gubissa, the naming ceremony for the eldest son, is an important…

Harpagophytum procumbens. An Anti-inflammatory Desert Plant.

It belongs to the Pedaliaceae plant family and is commonly…

Bolivia.Textiles That Tell Stories.

The people of Jalq'a and Tarabuco narrate their legends through their…

Black Beauty. An African Perspective.

Africans have a big and rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, languages…

Opinion & Comment

Challenges Of The Post Cotonou Agreement 2020.

The economic relations between the European Union (EU) and African (and other Caribbean and Pacific -…

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Venezuela. Violence and Insecurity

For months Venezuela has experienced a crisis so serious that even the international community is in…

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Advocacy

The Fight of Larzac

Land grabbing is a phenomenon whose extent, rhythm, and continuity are becoming a threat: at least 50 million hectares of agricultural land was sold or…

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Baobab

Nigeria. The Mother’s Song

A long time ago, in the outskirts of Jago village, there lived a lioness and her cub, whose name was Kayo. The lioness was very fond…

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Youth & Mission

The Pope Announces A Meeting Of Young People Ahead Of…

The Pope announced that from 19 to 24 March 2018 - in view of the Synod of Bishops on young people in the following October -…

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