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Churches January 2012

Lesotho – Good news in the waves

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Following a trend that swept through Africa in the 1990s, the Episcopal Conference of Lesotho decided to open a radio station to serve both Church and society. The Catholic Church is firmly established in the country, and cooperates with the government in many areas, from education to health. At the same time, it needs its…

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DR Congo – Mental health

  Kasereka’s face reveals a disproportionate fear. A month ago he should have undergone a hernia operation in Goma’s provincial hospital, but as he was being taken to the theatre the 14-year old boy was gripped by such a panic that the doctors decided to take him for psychiatric treatment. When I met him he…

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Dialogue – In the depth there is love

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  Sheikh Hussein, head of the Sufi fraternity al-Bayyumiyya, invited me to participate to a convention in Busayliyya, a village in Upper Egypt, near Edfu. In the past Edfu was known for a temple dedicated to the god Horus, today it is known for the arson that burnt the Coptic church on September 30, 2001,…

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South Africa – Where the sun rises

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 South Africa is a new frontier for us Comboni Missionaries Sisters. We arrived in Pretoria at the end of 2010. We were at first hosted by the bishop, we moved to a community of German lay missionaries, and finally found a home in Mamelodi. Mamelodi is a large town outside Pretoria. About one million people…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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