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News & Analysis | October 2019

Africa. The Jihadist Threat.

Jihadist groups are expanding in Africa beyond the Sahel, from the Horn to Central and Southern Africa. The Congolese President, Felix Tshisekedi, is calling for “a regional coalition against terrorism”. On 19 August 2019, the Congolese President Tshisekedi urged fellow heads of state, at…

Dossier

Amazon Rain Forest. A Global Climatic Stabiliser At Risk.

The Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region will be held this month in Rome. It will be an important event not only for the Christian communities in the Amazon Region but for all Churches. Amazonia consists of an immense alluvial plain that lies between the Guyana Highlands to the north and the Brazilian plateau to the…

Exploitation Of Amazonia

The agricultural and metal products of Amazonia are exported on a large scale.  For example, in 2012, the income of Brazilian exports of soya and meat produced in Amazonia amounted to around $9 Bn. Chinese demand has been the driving force behind this expansion: today and Brazil exports around 70% of its soya production to China. For…

Towards the Synod. 'Amazonising the Church'.

The defense of the environment and its peoples. New ministries for the Christian communities. The role of women. Ahead of the Pan-Amazon Synod to be held in Rome in October, we speak with Mons. Evaristo Pascoal Spengler, Bishop of Marajó. “Some of the aspects that cannot be omitted during this synod: the prophetic and daring position of…

Martyrs of Amazonia. The Cry Of The Forest.

For Amazonia, in the defence of the sacredness of life and of its people, there have been many who gave their lives in the struggle for justice. These include religious, lay people, priests and even bishops. Their blood has become for many the seed of hope and courage. On 15 July 1976, the German Salesian Rodolfo Lunkenbein,…

Churches

Pope Francis Visits Africa. To be with the…

On his 31st international journey (4 – 10 September), Pope Francis visited…

World Mission Sunday. “Mission is part of our…

This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 20 October. Under…

Kenya. To prepare future leaders.

This year, the Institute of Social Ministry in Mission, at Tangaza College…

Amazonia. “Fear does not apply to us”

In a small town near the heart of the Brazilian Amazon region,…

Culture

Papua New Guinea. The Asmat. Sculpture as Sacred Art.

The Asmat people are a tribe in Papua new Guinea. They…

Music. Jain, Souldier of Soul.

At the famous Parc des Princes studio in Paris on 7…

Nicaragua. Journey into myths and legend in the land of volcanoes.

Every town and city has its own tales, myths, and legends…

Uganda. A Circus, the Art of Redemption.

The slums of Katwe have seen the birth of a new…

Opinion & Comment

Environmental Responsibility and Shared Prosperity.

The civil society is unceasingly denouncing the mining companies´ behaviour in Africa. Most of the denounced…

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Robert Mugabe. Which Legacy?

Robert Mugabe is the sort of figure that always caused discomfort. He was a permanent revolutionary,…

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Advocacy

Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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Baobab

The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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