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Brazil. Radio Monte Roraima

Rádio Monte Roraima aims to inform listeners according to quality, impartiality and ethical standards, focusing on the least fortunate, human rights and the environment. The day light is so bright, perhaps because the sky is clear or because the country lies on the equator. The Radio Monte Roraima premises are located just a few steps…

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Brazil. ‘Quilombos’ Mission

In the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil, thirty-five Afro-Brazilian Quilombo communities struggle for land rights. A non-violent fight against mining companies and agribusiness. The Comboni Missionaries are on their side. In Carajás, in the north east of Brazil, three hundred people have been blocking the iron ore railway for several weeks. Every day, the…

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Brazil – the other economy

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Mons. Pedro Casaldáliga, bishop emeritus of São Félix do Araguaia, Brazil, gives us the meaning of the ‘other economy’, which “cannot be merely economic. It has to be integral, ecological, and intercultural, at the service of Living Well and Living Well Together, in building human completeness” When we talk about the “Other Economy,” we are…

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Brazil – The Pope: “Work for a more just world”

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  “Never tire to work for a more just and united world! No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that still exist in this world,” said the Pope to the young people during a visit to the favela of Rio, called Varginha, on July 25. “We all have to learn to embrace those who…

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Brazil – World Youth Day

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Pope Francis will be in Brazil for the 28th World Youth Day (WYD) from 22 to 28 July 2013. It will be his first international trip as Pontiff. The Pope will visit the Shrine of Aparecida and a huge slum, and will also meet young prisoners. Expectations and enthusiasm are growing. More than two million…

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Advocacy

A Museum for advocacy?

A Museum can surely be an action of advocacy, if it provides awareness towards empowerment. The National Museum of African American History and Culture that ex…

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Baobab

Why the sea is salty.

Long ago, the sea was not salty. People got their salt from the mountain of salt across the sea. One day, the people in the village…

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Youth & Mission

Bennie was the wrong person, in the wrong place at…

Bennie had a thin, hollow face, the picture of malnutrition at 22 years of age, he had never been to school for more than a few…

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