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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

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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