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News & Analysis | May 2019

Jihadism in the Indian sub-continent.

The Easter Sunday bombings in and around Sri Lanka's capital left hundreds dead and injured. In recent years, besides becoming a base for hundreds of foreign fighters, the Indian sub-continent has also become fertile terrain for the expansion of the main Islamist terrorist groups. On 3…

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Migrating in Africa. A continent on the Move.

Globally, in 2017, there were around 258 million international migrants, approximately 3.4% of the world population. Only 35% was from the south to the north of the world. The same trend was encountered in Africa: more than half (19,359,848  about 53.4%) of Africa's international migrants in 2017 have remained on the continent, while 16,906,580 (46.5%) were…

Migration. Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Conflict.

African migration patterns do not happen in a vacuum. Rather, they are situated within major trends on the global stage that have also affected the continent, namely climate change and environmental degradation and conflict. Environmental changes or disasters have also been associated with permanent migration. There have been attempts to relocate populations from areas that are chronically…

Migration Between Regions.

Interregional migration, or the movement of people between geographic sub regions, is also a key feature of migration patterns on the continent. In 2017, Eastern and Western Africa were the regions from which most African migrants originated. Middle Africa recorded a strong increase with regard to international migrant stock, as the absolute number doubled, with political instability…

Catholic Church. Taking concrete steps to mitigate the migration crisis.

African bishops are aware that, when there is a massive movement of people, the countries that receive these displaced people may feel threatened. All too often the belief is that newcomers compete for scarce resources and this brings immigrants and refugees to be driven away, resented, or despised. The African bishops pointed out that ordinarily, people do…

Churches

Iraq. The courage to go back.

After the liberation of Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh, thousands of…

The Pan-Amazon Synod. Dialogue and respect between the…

We talk about the different aspects of the Amazonian reality and the…

South Sudan. Pope Francis: “No more war!”

On his knees before President Salva Kiir and the Vice-Presidents Designate who…

Mons. Angelelli. “The Romero of Argentina”.

On last 27 April, in La Rioja, Bishop Angelelli, together with two…

Culture

Laura Mvula. A Gospel for the Third Millennium.

A voice that  radiates all the moods and colours of Africa.…

Uganda. Naleyo dance where women choose their dancing partners.

The Tapeth are a small ethnic group living with the Karamojong…

Herbs & Plants. Xylopia aethiopica. A Spicy Herbal Medicinal Plant.

It possesses great nutritional and medicinal values. The plant is used…

Bolivia. The sacrifice of the white lamb.

The ceremony of the offering to the Pachamama to restore balance…

Opinion & Comment

European elections. Justice and Peace report: “Adjust Europe to the…

Combating regional disparities throughout the EU; caring for the natural environment and eliminating food waste; curbing…

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Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN). Position on the…

Why be involved It is more profitable to participate actively and wisely in choosing our leaders so…

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Advocacy

A Nun faces big multinational corporations.

Sister Nathalie Kangaji has never been ready to accept injustice. She has been fighting for ten years as coordinator of the Legal Aid Center (CAJJ)…

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Baobab

Why the Bat Flies at Night.

0nce upon a time, the bat and the bush-rat were great friends. All day long they would go hunting in the bush together, dodging between the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. Always Missionaries.

It doesn’t take much to make young people missionaries. Even those who are most frail, limited and troubled can be missionaries in their own way, for…

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