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Churches December 2012

Contemplation and Evangelisation

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, addresses the Synod of Bishops on The New Evangelization held in Rome last October. Here are some excerpts. The Council was, in so many ways, a rediscovery of evangelistic concern and passion, focused not only on the renewal of the Church’s own life but on its credibility in the world.…

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Chad – Encouraging Perspectives

  The Diocese of Laï was formed in 1998 with territory taken from the other two dioceses in southern Chad. Comboni Missionary Sebastian Martinez Miguel Angel was called to be the first bishop. Half of the population are Catholic, many follow traditional religions and there are few Muslims. The first missionaries, the Dehonians, arrived 75…

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Malindi – Dialogue and commitment/2

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  This is the second part of an interview with Bishop Emanuel Barbara. See part one here. A major concern is the abuse of young people both by the local population and tourists. What is the diocese doing in this area?The problem of abuses on minor is always before my eyes. When I came, I…

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Malindi – Dialogue and commitment

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  “This diocese is in continuous development. The Christian presence started with faithful who came from upcountry, from the central highlands of Kenya. They came here and brought with them a strong Catholic tradition, but also their own ethnic traditions; they did a lot to support the growth of the Church. Today, half of the…

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Advocacy

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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