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Churches January 2017

Uganda.The voice of Karamoja

This is the name of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido’s radio station. A project to give voice to the people of the region.  Dust, the sun beating down, a single dirt road, straight, that cuts the town of 25,000 inhabitants in half: this is Kodito, one of the most important centres in the region of…

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Malawi. Paths of reconciliation.

Halfway House is a former prisoner reintegration program. Edward Onani, the project manager, talks to us about the goals of the program through the paintings in the Reconciliation Chapel of Halfway House. A recovery that is also a path of faith. The program was begun in 2005, on the initiative of the Montfort Missionaries in…

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Latin America. A grassroots network

Iglesias y Minerías and Repam are two basic ecclesial realities with an eco-theological and ecumenical spirituality which has brought changes for both, the society and the Church in Latin America. Vidalina has interrupted her work, for a few days,  at the basic ecclesial communities in El Salvador to go to Colombia, where the coal mines…

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Germany / Comboni Sisters. Hope in the heart of Europe

They give hospitality, accompany and guide Nigerian, Somali and Eritrean women who were victims of human trafficking, giving them hope. This is the commitment of two Comboni Sisters in the SOLWODI project. “SOLWODI, is the acronym for Solidarity with Women in Distress” – says Sr. Margit Foster, a nun of German origin. “This organization was…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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