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Churches April 2015

Islamic theology: “We must be pioneers of change”.

Misleading interpretation of the Koran may lead to violence. The commitment of Muslim women theologians and the search for the common good. We spoke with Shahrzad Houshmand, a Muslim theologian of Iranian origins, professor of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,…

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Yemen – Being Christians in a time of insecurity

They can be compared to a drop in the ocean or, more appropriately, to a handful of sand in the desert. Christians, in Yemen, are a few thousands (estimates range from 2,500 to 4,000) with only four priests and some communities of Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity. For many years now they haven’t had a…

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Brazil. Radio Monte Roraima

Rádio Monte Roraima aims to inform listeners according to quality, impartiality and ethical standards, focusing on the least fortunate, human rights and the environment. The day light is so bright, perhaps because the sky is clear or because the country lies on the equator. The Radio Monte Roraima premises are located just a few steps…

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Two years with Francis: “Old Europe, wake up!”

The Pope from Latin America encourages Europe to change. He proposes a vision of the missionary Church, in faithfulness to the Gospel. In which ways has the first non-European Pope, from South America, impact Europe and the European Church in the first two years of his pontificate? The Pope has positively stimulated “Old Europe” to…

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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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