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Churches April 2016

Syria. Concrete acts of hope

The Jubilee of Mercy in a city torn apart by civil war. Father Ibrahim Aisabagh, Parish of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis in Aleppo, talked with us about his experience. After a short truce, five missiles hit Azizieh, a mainly Christian area not far from the Church of St. Francis, which, in turn,…

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Algeria. The spirit of Tibhirine still lives on.

The memory of the Trappist monks from the Our Lady of Atlas Abbey of Tibhirine, who were assassinated twenty years ago, is still alive. We met with Father Jean Marie Lassausse, who is in charge of the monastery of Tibhirine. Father Lassausse never gets tired of telling people the story of the French monks who…

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Indonesia. The ‘PusPas’ Pastoral Centre

The Island of Sumba is part of  the southern  archipelago of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. A small Christian community lives there practicing the Gospel through understanding and respect for traditions. Lukas is very good at grabbing his audience’s attention and if one listens to him he cannot but acknowledge that biblical stories are…

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Bangladesh. “We are one family”

The everyday simple gestures can create a spirit of trust and brotherhood among people of different religions. This is the experience of  American Maryknoll missionary, Fr Bob McCahill. “The life of service to the sick-poor and the simplicity of lifestyle of a missionary speak volumes to those among whom I live”.  “The peace of Allah…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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