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Yearly Archives: 2017

Bolivia.Textiles That Tell Stories.

The people of Jalq’a and Tarabuco narrate their legends through their clothes that speak of their origins, their cosmovision and their Andean identity. There is no other country in South America that offers such a variety of climate, geography and culture, like Bolivia. The country, which is located in central South America, is surrounded by…

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Mozambique. Formation In The Shadow Of The Port.

The Nacala Women’s Polytechnic School, which is run by the Comboni Missionary Sisters, was established about twenty years ago and it has become a reference point in the country. Its goal is to provide Mozambican women with education, a challenge in a country where girls have difficulties in accessing quality education. The city of Nacala…

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Challenges Of The Post Cotonou Agreement 2020.

The economic relations between the European Union (EU) and African (and other Caribbean and Pacific – ACP) countries have been framed in different legal agreements since the end of colonization. In 1975, the Lomé Convention established asymmetric economic relations by which the European countries opened their borders to African countries for their raw materials and…

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The Fight of Larzac

Land grabbing is a phenomenon whose extent, rhythm, and continuity are becoming a threat: at least 50 million hectares of agricultural land was sold or rented in the last few years. But it is not a recent phenomenon, as is also not new the resistance of the peasants when it is a question of countering…

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Indio Theology. The flowers of Tepeyac

The indigenous peoples and their descendants in America and in the entire world are the most ancient examples of civilisation. They have populated the earth for longer than anyone else, and their experience has made them wise people. The long process of these ancient civilisations has always been marked by the search of God. Indigenous…

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God, Heart Of Heaven And Earth.

The greatest contribution of the indigenous communities to the Churches and to society is their concept of the centrality of God, which has governed our life since before the first evangelization, and which is the foundation of everything. According to the Mesoamerican religious and theological scheme, God is the beginning and the end of everything,…

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The Church Meeting With Indigenous People.

Since the 1960s, the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) has been promoting a new pastoral path alongside the indigenous peoples, through the Missions Department (DEMIS) first, and then, through the Secretariat of the Indigenous Pastoral Ministry (SEPAI). Intercultural and interreligious dialogue has been carried out throughout the Latin American continent: in Melgar (Colombia), Xicotepec (Mexico),…

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Cardinal Tagle: “Every Human Encounter Is A Possible Mission”.

A mission in continual transformation. The commitment to proclaim truth and justice. Migrants as witnesses to the Gospel. We talked with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila. What sort of mission is possible today? I believe the answer to this question is to be found on two different levels. Firstly: the mission is always…

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Venezuela. Violence and Insecurity

For months Venezuela has experienced a crisis so serious that even the international community is in alert. Scarcity of food and medicines as well as a marked fall in the quality of life of its people are among the nation’s numerous difficulties. Another concerning phenomena is the total lack of security for Venezuelans. The Venezuelan NGO…

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Kuwait. Mediator In The Gulf Crisis.

Democratic Aspirations and an Open Outlook to the World Make Kuwait Uniquely Suited to Mediate Disputes in the Persian Gulf. Kuwait has been playing a leading role in resolving the latest Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis’ involving Qatar (and Oman) on one side and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on the other. As…

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Justice, Peace And Liberty.

On May 4th 1976 Paul VI named as auxiliary bishop of Newark (New Jersey – US) Joseph A. Francis. He was the forth black catholic bishop of the US -the first had been James Augustine Healy. Actually most of the ordinations of black priests in this country took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Color…

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Rwanda. Do Banks Hold A responsibility In The Genocide ?

The French justice will investigate on accusations against BNP Paribas’s financing of weapons which may have been used to perpetrated the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.  Other banks may have to respond to similar charges. Twenty-three years after the genocide of the Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda, the fight of the survivors and of the…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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