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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

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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