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Churches August 2017

Arabic World. The Choices In Life.

A Comboni Missionary, who has been living in the Arabic world for almost 25 years, talks about his origin and how he feels working among Christians and Muslims. “My missionary experience changed from trying to proclaim values and to enlighten, into asking questions and accompanying people to reflect about realistic choices in life. A life…

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Democratic Republic Congo. Catholic Church Under Fire.

Churches, convents, schools, priests and bishops are under threat by violent youth groups and by militias. All protected by powerful people. In the capital Kinshasa there are groups of youths, called koluna, trained in aggression and violence. They are protected by powerful people. Father Julien Wato, the Dominican priest of Saint Dominic’s Church comments: “They…

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Brazil. Paths of freedom

Mobilization against pollution and injustice. Years of struggle to obtain the multinationals’ commitment to transferring the entire district of Piquiá de Baixo to a safe area far from pollution. The Comboni missionaries have supported the struggle of this community. A red powder coming from the smokestacks of the four steel companies – Gustavo Nordeste, Vale…

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South Sudan. Witnesses Of Hope.

Four years of war have deeply affected the women and children. A Comboni Sister tells of her journey at their side. The newest nation on the planet has not yet found peace. After a clash in the capital Juba, in December 2013, between the followers of Rick Macker of the Nuer tribe and those of…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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