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Churches July 2012

Uganda – A kind of missionary

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  Aboard a domestic flight, as I was contemplating on my 2010 new year’s resolution, my thoughts turned to an advertisement in the in-flight magazine. It was a call for volunteers to share skills and change lives as part of a non-governmental organization. Without hesitation, I sent in my application as I sensed that seeing…

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South Africa – Service to refugees

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  Moved by the situation of the Vietnamese boat people and following his visit to the Asian region, Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, then Superior General of the Jesuits, decided to start some concerted effort by Jesuits to help the displaced people. This decision led to the establishment of an apostolate which came to be known…

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Zambia – Missionary growth

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  “A number of developments have taken place in the recent past in Zambia. Last year, in September, there was a change of government. The ruling party lost the elections and there was a smooth transition of power. We are yet to see in which direction the Government will take the country”, Fr. Bernard Makadani…

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Uganda – A legend sleeps

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  With the passing of Fr Agostoni, I have lost a friend, a missionary brother, a spiritual director, a mentor and ‘an elder’. I became a friend of Fr Agostoni when I was a novice of the Comboni Missionaries in the late 1980s. In all our conversations, I could see the love he had for…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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