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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Brazil. Bringing hope to the inferno of Cracolandia.

Living with the street people. Evangelising the “inferno” of drugs. Experiencing “Mission Bethlehem”. It is just a small plywood house with a few bits of furniture, a chair or two and a wooden bed that is always covered with things. In a corner there is a small kitchen with a few cooking pots. There are…

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Souad Massi. The voice of North Africa.

“Her songs speak of love, altruism and courage; they are messages against intolerance and of all kinds of fundamentalism” 46-year-old Souad has the face and eyes of her people. She is an artist who is becoming well known outside her native Algeria where she is a leading star, especially in the areas of North Africa…

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Empowering African Youth.

Young people in Africa today face many different challenges and circumstances.  These engender both hope and hopelessness among them, depending on their  particular context and on available support, resources and opportunities. Young people who are empowered easily find hope to imagine and create a good future for themselves – and  in turn to empower other…

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Thai Identity.

The nation, the monarchy and Buddhism are the pillars commonly attributed to the Thai identity. A mixture of doctrinal rigour contaminated in practice by many Hindu and animist elements, Thailandese Buddhism, which belongs to the Theravada current, is in substance a ‘religion of works’. Offerings, donations and almsgiving are its determining elements, associated for many…

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Congo-Brazzaville.The Resumption Of The Railway Traffic Raise New Hopes.

After two years of interruption, the railway traffic has resumed recently between the capital, Brazzaville and the main economic hub, the port of Pointe Noire.  This raises news hopes for the development of the country.    On the 28 November 2018, an eleven tank wagons train coming from Pointe Noire, arrived at the Brazzaville station,…

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Kenya. The Challenge Of Reinsertion In Society.

Kamiti penitentiary in the outskirts of Nairobi hosts more than 4,200 detainees. The Consolata Missionary Sisters are committed to a programme of training for the young prisoners. Standing in front of the main entrance to Kamiti penitentiary, the visitor has no idea of what lies behind the barrier of poles, wire nets, walls topped with…

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Advocacy

Actions cannot miss ethics.

Advocacy is also defense when it acts to preserve the initial aims and values of modern discoveries. According to legend, when Vladimir Lenin was asked how…

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Baobab

The man-in-the-moon and his wife.

Long, long ago, the man-in-the-moon and his wife Atai, had a quarrel which led to very strange results. These two were the royalty of the skies…

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Youth & Mission

The Burning And Flooding Of The Planet.

Anyone watching on television the images of burning forests, the raging floods destroying lands and villages, massive landslides burying homes and people have no reason to…

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