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Bolivia.Water is the source of life on Pacha (earth).

According to indigenous wisdoms, life on Pacha (earth) originated from water and water is vital to life on Pacha . Water is the source of life of our Mother Earth and the source of all kinds of life, be it animal, plant, human, or otherwise. Therefore, any action or project that refers to water should…

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Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of women falls “short” because of the importance of women in “transmitting the faith and in preserving the culture.” For the laity to be privileged actors, “the Church in the Amazon…

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Somalia. An atmosphere of Tension and Instability.

Mogadishu and the Federal States are on a collision course regarding different issues, especially the management of the elections to be held next year, the first since 1969. The bordering countries such as Kenya and the Arab states are fanning the flames of the crisis. The coming months will be crucial for Somalia. In 2020,…

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Narco-Trafficking.The African routes.

The continent of Africa is becoming one of the major transit hubs for the movement of drugs. In a report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) stated that ‘With their experience in the field of contraband hashish and heroin, the drugs cartels of Western Africa are seeking new contacts in Latin America to extend…

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Amazonia Synod. The Prophetic River.

A Comboni Missionary, Father Dario Bossi took part in the Synod of Amazonia held in Rome last October. He shares with us some reflections. The waters of the great River of the Synod have formed an ocean: finally we came to the conclusion after three weeks of intense discernment. Now, I feel that this Synod…

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Africa. Pioneering the Fight against Plastic Waste.

While Europe is only tentatively taking action against the flood of plastic articles, countries in Africa have taken drastic measures against disposable plastic bags, the most widespread form of plastic waste. Plastic waste pollution has since been recognized as one of the global most dangerous pollutants. It pollutes the oceans, threatens the marine environment and…

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Uganda. Educating the heart.

A Catholic nurse dedicates her life to Meeting Point International, an association that takes care of more than two thousand orphans and HIV positive women. Kireka is one of the slums of Kampala, the Ugandan capital. It is an enormous area of houses made of iron sheets where around 70,000 people live. It is there…

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Missionary Reflection. Religious and social transformation.

Evangelisation is transformation at two levels: religious and social. The ultimate end of evangelisation is the Kingdom of God, thus, it must be holistic, impacting upon both the internal and external human realities. Evangelisation is interactional, that is, it is an encounter between Christians and people of other faiths. Indeed, it blossoms in the context…

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Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said Hare.  “You look as though you would not say ‘No’ to a good meal either,” replied Hyena. The two animals continued on the road together until they came to…

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Africa. The Sea is theirs.

Fishing rights sold off by governments to foreign companies. Illegal fishing and how it damages the environment. Drug trafficking. Factors that impoverish and render insecure the waters of many African countries. The continent has 38 coastal countries, 13 million km² of maritime zones and owns 17% of global water resources. Economically speaking, 90% of African…

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Africa. Environmental Degradation and Climate Change Migrants.

Environmental degradation will make the planet face up to challenges unknown until now. As a consequence of the deterioration of the environment, Africa is experiencing the phenomenon of climate-driven migration. Africa is currently home to more than 1.3 billion people, a figure that could double by 2050, according to UN forecasts. The African population is…

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Along the Desert Routes.

The North African area, with its vast desert regions that are difficult to police and include the roads and tracks of the Sahara Desert, has become the main crossroads for  trafficking in arms, migrants and narcotics. Among the various roads across the desert that descend from Algeria to its southern regions, there is the ancient…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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