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Churches February 2017

Lutherans in Africa. For a new responsibility towards creation.

The Reformation, which celebrates its 500th anniversary, is increasingly global. Today only half of Lutherans live in Europe. A look  into the Lutheran Church in Africa. According to the Lutheran World Federation – a global communion of 145 Churches in the Lutheran and Reformation tradition – out of 72 million Lutherans, nearly 36 million live…

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South Africa. The appointment of ten new permanent deacons.

Ten married men were recently appointed as permanent deacons in the Diocese of Witbank. They will administer the sacrament of Baptism, witness marriages and preach on the occasion of  liturgical celebrations. They are the face of a Church which is close to people. The ceremony took place in Maria Trost, at the pastoral centre of…

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Iraq. Looking to the future, no matter what.

More than two years under ISIS rule. Destruction and death. The desire to start over. The commitment of the Catholic Church. “Christianity has been present in Iraq for two millennia, it cannot simply be swept aside. We are committed to creating the necessary conditions to enable families to stay in this land”. These words, which…

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Advocacy

Research and Rating, a tool of Advocacy.

Advocacy is a strategy used around the world by NGOs, activists, and even policy makers themselves, to influence policies. Advocacy is about creating reform of…

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Baobab

An Unhappy Fish.

0nce upon a time there was a colony of little fishes who lived together in their own small pool, isolated from the rest of the fish…

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Youth & Mission

Peace and Climate Justice is Needed to Save the Planet.

The world is afire again, the flames heartbreakingly consume shrubs, trees and forests in Australia, Portugal, Brazil, and recently in California and Siberia and elsewhere too.…

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