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Churches December 2015

Philippines. Kuya-Centre, Father Luc’s family

A centre for street children. Building the future Jay is a little 12 year-old artist who proudly shows his drawing: Pope Francis and a dove with a green twig in its beak and a writing that says, ‘Thanks for your visit to the Philippines’. Jay, like many other children, has lived for several months on…

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Towards a new Covenant

Creation is the great sacrament of God. All creatures are the manifestation of His beauty and wisdom. God cannot be praised in the middle of ugliness and trash. A reflection which help us to understand the meaning of the importance  of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held in Paris, this month…

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The Jubilee of Mercy

The extraordinary Holy Year declared by Pope Francis (December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016) will have at its centre the mercy of God. The ‘Misericordiae Vultus’, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy outlines the main themes and intentions for the Jubilee. The name ‘jubilee’ is derived from the Hebrew jobel, the…

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Iraq. Erbil Archbishop’s appeal

The dramatic situation of refugees and displaced people. The responsibility of the international community. The possibility of a new international intervention to stop the Islamic State. We spoke with Monsignor Bashar Matti Warda, Archbishop of Erbil. “The more time passes, the more Christians lose hope to be able to return to their homes. One year…

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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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