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Churches December 2013

Mexico – A multicolour feast

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The Mexican Christmas is a combination of Christian spirit and indigenous traits. Una fiesta with colour, dances, songs, and joy.   Even though the official liturgical preparation for Christmas begins with the First Sunday of Advent, and December 25 remains the centre of the liturgical and secular celebrations, in Mexico, the effects of this feast…

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Ecuador – An Afro community celebrates Christmas

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Guimbí is a small village inside the forest, in the north of Esmeraldas province, Ecuador. About 400 black people live there. They are the descendants of African slaves who worked in the mines and settled there in the late 1700s. They have preserved several ancient African traditions, especially religious ones. They make their living working…

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Bangladesh – Slaves in tea paradise

Tea pickers of Bangladesh live in isolated villages without electricity and running water, in harsh working and living conditions. Education is their only chance for a better future. Cesar Henriquez is a Marist Brother who decided to live in Bangladesh. It may seem an irony of fate: a coffee lover who drinks tea: in this…

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Sri Lanka – A harvest festival

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In Sri Lanka, December has always been a popular festive season. It’s harvest time. After the first conversions to Catholicism in the 16th century the month was renamed “Nattal rnase,” which literally means “Christmas month.” Till today, it remains a mixture of a harvest festival and Christian traditions. Sri Lanka today is a predominantly Sinhala-Buddhist…

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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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