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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

Homelessness, an Unexpected Advocacy.

Advocacy is about defending a noble cause and denouncing oppression and injustice. However, it should be also a source of inspiration for alternative solutions to…

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Baobab

How the hare lost his tail.

One day in the long, long ago the hare was walking through the forest. He was a good farmer and was on his way to inspect…

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Youth & Mission

Our Right to Speak for Climate Justice.

Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets from Johannesburg to London to demand radical action on the unfolding ecological emergency. It is a…

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