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Churches August 2013

Tanzania – The Mother of the Community

Margaret John Kiria manages to combine the hard work of a catechist and looking after her family, with kindness and energy. It is still dark in Bagamoyo on the coast of Tanzania. Forty year-old Margaret John Kiria wakens her two daughters Cecilia, 15, and Claudia, 13, and carefully checks her mother’s blood pressure. Before the…

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Mexico – Migrant House

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  This is a place to welcome people pursuing the American dream – a dream that often becomes a nightmare. Xavier smiles as he looks out over the Rio Grande. On the other side, he sees the land he so often imagined and dreamt about: the United States. Only yesterday, he arrived in Nuevo Laredo…

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Mexico – Nuevo Laredo, the diocese of the migrants

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  Nuevo Laredo is a border diocese. From here hundreds of migrants try to cross the border into the United States every day. It is controlled by the drug cartels. Gunfights and violence are part of daily life. The Bishop, Monsignor Gustavo Rodriguez Vega, granted us an interview. How would you describe your diocese?“Nuevo Laredo…

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Brazil – The Pope: “Work for a more just world”

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  “Never tire to work for a more just and united world! No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that still exist in this world,” said the Pope to the young people during a visit to the favela of Rio, called Varginha, on July 25. “We all have to learn to embrace those who…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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