TwitterFacebookInstagram

Monthly Archives: February 2024

Ghana. The Village of the Children.

‘In My Father’s House’, a centre for vulnerable children. A school for over 800 pupils. But above all, a place where children can dream of a better future. The first thing that strikes you is the beauty of the place, with palm and mango trees covering much of the site. The second thing is the…

Read more

Patricia Gualinga. Defending the Amazon Rivers.

She is a Kichwa Indigenous leader of the Sarayaku people in Ecuador. “When you begin a fight against global economic interests, your life is always at risk. I knew staying quiet was not the better option; I had to keep going. If they wanted to drive me away through fear, they didn’t succeed.” She tells.…

Read more

Mission. The Challenges Ahead.

Three young Comboni missionaries talk about their vocation and their pastoral journeys. My name is David Costa Domingues, a Comboni missionary from Portugal.  I have just celebrated my priestly silver jubilee. I grew up in the simple but profound religiosity of my family and with a certain curiosity for the mission world, which at that…

Read more

Seeking to control the Northeast.

The thirty-year instability of the mining provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri is an indicator of the voracity of neighbouring countries, the obtuseness of the Kinshasa government and the lack of interest on the part of the international community. A state of war that also has ethnic implications. Compared to 2018, the elections…

Read more

Madagascar. Water from Baobabs .

In Madagascar, large centuries-old trees become cisterns to cope with the growing shortage of water.  Baobabs are known for their size, hardiness, and impressive longevity. Less known is their ability to conserve enormous quantities of water for a long time: a precious feature for those who live in the Mahafaly plateau, the driest region of…

Read more

Sudan. The forgotten catastrophe.

While the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine are attracting most media and Western attention, a potentially greater tragedy is threatening Sudan where a civil war has been raging since April 2023 with no peace in sight. For more than ten months Sudan has been torn apart by a civil war that has already made 12,000…

Read more

Tensions in the Red Sea: the changing scenario in the Middle East.

The US and UK have stepped up airstrikes against  Yemeni Houthi militias. The Anglo-American air strikes were a direct response to the long series of Houthi attacks against civilian ships and boats (merchant and container) crossing the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb, in the Red Sea, in retaliation for the Israeli invasion of Gaza. The drone…

Read more

Africa. The Drone Market.

South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, and Egypt produce their own. However, around twenty African countries are purchasing unmanned aircraft for military purposes. China and Turkey lead the way among foreign exporters. Meanwhile, the arsenals of jihadist and criminal groups are also growing. The control of land borders and coasts, combating illicit trafficking such as drugs, weapons…

Read more

The Philippines. Why the Rosary in Jeepneys?

Jeepney drivers often hang rosaries and display religious images on their dashboards.  Why is this devotion to religious items in the jeepneys? We went to find out. Riding a jeepney in the Philippines, you will be accustomed to seeing a hanging rosary in the rear-view mirror of the jeepney. Sometimes, the image of the Santo…

Read more

Advocacy

Ecuador. Alexandra Narvaez & Alex Lucitante. “We are people, who…

Two young leaders from the A’i Cofán community of Sinangoe in Ecuador led a movement to protect their people’s ancestral territory from gold mining. Their leadership…

Read more

Baobab

The Spider, the Elephant and The Hippo.

Because there was a famine in the land, the spider and his family grew thinner and thinner and hungrier and hungrier. In his desperation, the spider…

Read more

Youth & Mission

The voices of young people. Some leave and some remain.

Leaving the Church does not mean abandoning the faith; moving away from the faith does not mean giving up one's spirituality. Even though they are leaving…

Read more