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News & Analysis | April 2018

Middle East Under Pressure.

The Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, and its Political Context, Has Ended the Middle East Peace Process. One might be forgiven for thinking that far from shunning an interventionist foreign policy, as he promised during the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been conducting…

Dossier

India. A Lost Dream.

The multi-souled India of today has denied none of its souls but struggles to embrace any one of them in particular. It is 'the largest democracy in the world' with the three objectives that the founding fathers entrusted to it and that are to be found in the 1950 Constitution (independence, harmony and development). It has…

Hinduism and Nationalism.

In the Hindu concept is taken up by its present proponents, connected to the political experience of the Bharatiya Janta Party and the groups of militants that refer to it to carry out their programme of Hinduisation of the country (hiduttva), ought to be that of an integrated society to be found in the complex caste…

The women Condition.

On 11 October 2017, the Supreme Court of India deliberated that sexual relations with a minor between 15 and 18 years of age within matrimony is yet to be seen as sexual violence and asked the government to promote an initiative accordingly. According to the Court, a sentence of ten years to life imprisonment, as already foreseen…

A Truly Indian Church.

The start of the year was characterised by an important series of events for the Indian Catholic Church, which organises 1.5 per cent of the population: 20 million faithful who follow three different rites: Latin (the majority), Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara. On 8 February, the bishops, gathered for their biannual plenary session in the southern city of Bangalore,…

Churches

Brazil. The Value Of Life.

In Ceará, one of the poorest states of Brazil, and one of…

Peru. It Is Impossible To Remain Silent.

On both sides of the border between Ecuador and Peru, there are…

Colombia. “We Are The Guardians Of Our Land”.

In the centre of Colombian Amazonia we find the Vicariate of Puerto…

Nigeria. “I Kept My Trust In The Lord”.

Rebecca Bitrus, a former Boko Haram captive, shares with us her experience…

Culture

Nidia Góngora. Singing The Memories Of Her People.

This singer from the South Pacific of Colombia has liberated from…

Herbs & People. Aspilia Africana: The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant.

The plant is commonly found distributed in the Sub-Saharan Africa. It is…

The 'African Mona Lisa' Rediscovered ...

It took almost four decades for the people of Nigeria to…

Africa. Amulets For Luck And Protection ...

Amulets are an important part of an African's life, from birth…

Opinion & Comment

Africa Needs Diversification.

The last 20 years have been progressive for sub-Sahara Africa, according to Jean Claude Bastos de…

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A Europe For Humans, Not Just For Markets.

The common market has been a core idea of Europe but markets are not automatically beneficial…

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Advocacy

Advocating From The Bottom Up

It all started when someone stood up saying, “In Liberia there is private land, public land, community’s land and Government’s land”. Surprised I investigated and I…

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Baobab

Brazil. The Forest And The Little Monkey

The sun rises above the Amazon rainforest and the huge, evergreen trees allow rays of light to pass between their leaves and paint the forest floor…

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Youth & Mission

The Challenges and Opportunities of Young People in the World…

At the end of pre-synod meeting, (Roma 19-24 March), more than 300 young people from different cultural and religious backgrounds, have released a document. It is…

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