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Visible And Invisible Walls.

In the course of his pontificate, Pope Francis has not ceased to fight against the walls of the world, the result of fear, aggression and selfishness, pointing the finger at those ‘visible and invisible walls’ that break the world into incoherent pieces, a world which, paradoxically, is increasingly globalised. From the so-called Israeli security barrier…

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In The Shadow Of The Wall.

Twenty nine years have passed since the most famous wall in Europe ceased to divide the German capital in two. It was 1989 and the imminent entry into the nineties seemed to be the dawn of a new world; the fall of the wall had indeed decreed the unification of Germany together with the crush…

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Walls Separating Peoples.

Walls are like an infection, made of bricks, nets and barbed wire that prevent the wound of neighbouring peoples from healing. Wounds that separate groups of people or persons would need connecting bridges based upon dialogue and knowing each other. Nevertheless, the train of barriers breaking up the world, renewing and making visible the fear…

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Anti-Migration Walls.

The year 2016 was the year of anti-immigration walls, the militarisation of frontiers and a record year for deaths in the Mediterranean, sad phenomena closely affecting Europe. The famous ‘Balkan route’ bringing migrants from the Middle East to Europe was broken up by a series of barriers to stem the flow of migrants: first among…

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Book review – Criminal migrants

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  Salvatore Palidda is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Education of the University of Genoa, Italy. He has published extensively on migration and migrants. He has also organized several workshops and international meeting tackling issues regarding migrations and the rights of migrants. This book is the result of one such workshop. Palidda has…

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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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