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Churches January 2013

Nepal – “Tashi Delek! I Hope you are well!”

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  Hundreds of children work in the brick factories in the suburbs of Kathmandu. Together with a group of volunteers, father Joe Thaler tries to give dignity, hope and a future to many of them. The children shyly show their hands and follow the instruction of the teacher, dressed in a coloured sari. Only when…

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A commitment for justice and peace

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Cardinal Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, is one of the most important figures of the African episcopate. Sixty-eight years old, born in Kabba, a town located in the geographical heart of Nigeria, monsignor Onaiyekan is – moreover – co-chairman of the Council of religious leaders of Africa. His indefatigable commitment for peace is well-known. Boko Haram,…

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Egypt – Three priorities

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  Last November, the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt chose its new Patriarch. An altar boy chose one of the three boxes containing the names of as many candidates and BishopTawadros, formerly a monk in the Saint Bishoy monastery (Wadi Natrun) and then bishop in Beheira, was called to take over from Shenouda III, who…

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CAR – Giving life its taste

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  Father Gaetan Kabasha, a Rwandan priest, shares his experience in Bakouma, in eastern Central African Republic, where he combines evangelization with human promotion.   I escaped my country, Rwanda, because of the 1994 genocide. I lived for some years in the refugee camps of the DR Congo, then I arrived to the Central African…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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