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Churches February 2013

The Catholic Church in Botswana

  Botswana is a beautiful country. A visitor is immediately impressed by its flat landscape and the imposing Kalahari Desert covering two thirds of the country’s surface. This landlocked southern African nation is also home to diverse areas of wildlife habitat. Botswana is very sparsely populated: a medium-sized country with just over two million people.…

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Myanmar – Stop the violence

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  Violence and bombings continue in Kachin state in northern Myanmar, straining the civilian population with fighting between Kachin ethnic groups and the Myanmar military forces. Mons. Raymond Sumlut Gam, bishop of Banmaw, a city around 70km from the border with China and the epicentre of the conflict, has sent this report to Southworld.   …

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Together, like brothers

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  “I was asked to share something from my long stay in South Sudan, during a national symposium about the future of this new country held last year. I told the participants to remember the traditional values of honesty and communal living, a viable programme for development tailored to real people”. These are the words…

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Tanzania – The God of our Ancestors

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  Mwanza and Shinyanga, two regions south of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, are home to the Sukuma people. With about 17% of the population, the Sukuma are the largest ethnic group in Tanzania, and they are part of the largest Nyamwezi group of peoples. Up to today, they value the traditions inherited from their ancestors.…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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