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African Church

Zambia at 50. The catholic church’s contribution

The Catholic Church has been an integral part of the Zambian Society, walking and growing together with the Nation. In the last fifty years, the clergy has increased in both numbers and quality. And most of the dioceses are becoming self-sufficient in clergy. In most of the Dioceses, the promotion of vocations is taken seriously,…

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L’Arche – Sharing life

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  A few years ago, I decided to be more committed in my life in service of others. I joined Saint Martin Catholic Social Action, a group dedicated to help the disadvantaged in society based in Nyahururu, in Central Kenya. There I took up the role of Public Relations manager. With time, I decided to…

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Chad – Expulsion!

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  After years of preparation, oil extraction and exportation in Chad started in 2003. The 1112 oil installations are found in the south, most near the city of Doba. People expected a windfall, but got little in return. According to an Africa-Europe Justice and Faith Association’s report, between 2004 and 2007, taxes and dividends on…

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African Synod – From theory to action

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  During a trip in Africa in November 2011, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his summary of the Synod’s deliberations in Benin in his Apostolic Exhortation Africae Munus, where he highlights and confirms the major points presented to him as Propositions. About one thing the Exhortation is clear: the fundamental objective of the entire process of…

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Church in Lesotho

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The first Christian missionaries to reach Lesotho were the Paris Missionary Society, a French Calvinist group. They arrived in 1833. The Catholic Church in Lesotho started with the arrival French Oblate Missionaries in 1862. The foundation period lasted up to 1933. At that time, new missionaries arrived from Canada, they also were French speaking. Until…

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Advocacy

The land right, a first remedy to injustice.

Hunger and homelessness continued to rise in major North American cities. Unemployment, employment-related problems, and low-paying jobs are likely contributing to hunger. High housing costs…

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Baobab

Spider and the Lion.

0ne day Spider went to the river to fish. It must have been Spider's lucky day, for the fish swarmed around him until at last he…

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Youth & Mission

Letter to Pope Francis from African Youth.

A group of young people living in Nairobi who regularly meets at Shalom House has written a letter to Pope Francis on the occasion of the…

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