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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

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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