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Churches January 2014

Madiba – Hope & Love

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Anyone who remembers the early days of 1990, when Mandela toured the country as a free man after 27 years, speaking to huge crowds of people, will recall how his words, and his mere presence, gave us all hope for a united, just and peaceful South Africa. Those who had suffered under apartheid found a…

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The spiritual qualities of Mandela

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Millions of people around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died on December 5th at the age of 95. World leaders from around 90 countries were present  at a memorial service in Johannesburg.  The international media have been filled with tributes, obituaries, reminiscences and analyses. Many political leaders and analysts have  focused…

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Peru – Paths of Hope

A Comboni Missionary community lives and works on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, Lima, among the poorest and most needy. They share their experience. Pamplona Alta, on the outskirts of Lima, is home to 30 thousand people. This shantytown  finds its origins in the night of December 31,1999, when thousands of people invaded the…

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Ghana – The dump of God

Agbobloshie is a large dump on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, often referred to as the ‘digital dumping ground’ where millions of tons of electronic waste (e-waste) from  Europe and North America are processed each year. “One of the biggest environmental crimes the world has ever witnessed”, according to environmental organizations. A small religious community,…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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