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Youth & Mission

Synod on Young People: “Going out; Seeing; Calling.”

Listening to everyone, “without exception”, “abandoning the rigid attitudes which make the proclamation of the joy of the Gospel less credible” and avoiding “anachronism.” It is the goal of the preparatory document of the Synod for Young People. The Synod will take place in October 2018. We look at the Preparatory Document of the Synod.…

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Human Dignity is the Right of All

We are bombarded daily by the news and images of violence and mayhem. The bombing of Yemen and Aleppo, the horrific war in Iraq and Syria, conflicts in South Sudan in Africa and with the deaths and suffering of migrants and refugees fleeing violence and war. It gives us urgent reason to feel the human…

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The Child from Nazareth

Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest values of human kind brought to us thousands of years ago by the Child from Nazareth. He survived the poverty and the dangers and grew up at the knee of his mother and the workbench of his father and was taught the Song of Mary, that most…

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The Values of a True Democracy

Democratic societies are increasingly feeling the challenge of a rising wave of civil discontent with many traditional politicians. They are turning to populist upstart politicians who promise an anti-establishment agenda to bring about a disciplined crime free or immigration free new society. These opportunistic politicians around the world are using the genuine anger of those…

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Refugees. Who will give them welcome?

The bombs keep falling and the barrels fall from the sky and burst with a massive boom and searing, burning flames consume the men, women and children. The chlorine chemical poison spreads among the ruins of Aleppo. The people are dead, others are suffering in agony, the children are screaming. The White Helmet Rescuers rush…

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The Age of Disbelief

It is truly an age of disbelief. Respect for the values of human life has plunged. People of Christian faith who declare belief in the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth that upholds the dignity and rights of the human person, stands with the poor and the excluded, shares with the refugees and the homeless, is…

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The Olympic Game of Life

The Olympic Games are about to be declared open.  The Games inspire the Olympic Spirit whereby men and women rigorously train, condition their bodies and brains to endure pain, sacrifice, and discipline to achieve success. We admire them; they are examples of great courage and a strong human spirit and youth imitate them. We can…

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To live a safe life of value, fulfilment and dignity.

A society without respect and openness to accept and listen to children and youth is like a land without water- everything dies. Parents, relatives and enlightened community leaders are increasingly alarmed and shocked with the spread and common availability of personality and mind-altering dangerous drugs. With the “internet-of-everything” connecting everybody on smart phones, tablets, laptops…

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Giving our lives for others

What brings out the crowds to cheer on a hero, a liberator, like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and many more. They had a common goal to bring justice, freedom and truth to the world. These great people despite their human frailties gave their lives for others without counting the cost. They are…

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The wisdom of the eagle’s feather.

” I hope you can find that which gives your life deep meaning, something for which life is worth living perhaps even dying for. Something which arouses in you energy and enthusiasm and which allows you to continue on your path. I cannot say what this consists of, as you need to discover it in…

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The Road to Justice and Equality

There are 62 multi-billionaires on this planet who have more wealth than the poorest half of the entire planet’s population. Oxfam found that since 2010, the wealth of the richest 62 people – according to the Forbes’ billionaires list – has risen by 44 percent while the wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion people fell…

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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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