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Churches February 2015

Canonization of the Armenian Genocide victims

Armenian Patriarch Karekin II has recently issued an encyclical letter announcing the canonization of the Armenian genocide victims. The event will be held on 23 April, on the occasion of the centennial of the Armenian genocide. The next day will become a memorial day for the nation’s “Holy Martyrs.” “The centennial of the Armenian genocide…

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Peru.The voice of the Kukama people

Ucamara is a radio broadcaster based in Nauta, a town in the Peruvian Amazon. This radio is above all the Kukama people’s voice, an indigenous group fighting against the abuses of oil companies. After two hours of travel, coming from Iquitos, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, we reach the town of Nauta, located at…

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South Sudan. Peace-building and trauma-healing Centre

Missionaries, are spearheading the project of a centre for human, pastoral, and spiritual formation, peace-building, and trauma-healing in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, as a sovereign and independent state. On 9 July, 2011 South Sudan became independent after the conflict that spanned nearly 40 years against the ruling regime in Khartoum. A young nation…

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Uganda. Radio Wa, the people’s voice.

A community radio at the service of people of Northern Uganda. Inspired by the social teaching of the Church. “For over twenty years, northern Uganda has experienced one of the bloodiest conflicts in Africa, during which, the Lord’s Resistance Army, headed by Joseph Kony, abducted an estimated 30,000 boys and girls, while over two million…

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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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