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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Women’s Resistance to Mining.

Throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, there is no dearth of stories where communities have been forced to leave their lands to make way for…

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The man with seven dogs

Once upon a time, there lived a man called John who was a hunter as well as a magician. John had seven dogs and seven large…

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Youth & Mission

The Future of the Natural World.

We humans, the species on this planet with the large brains, so-called intelligence and abilities and power to change the face of our planet, are doing…

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