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Churches July 2013

Environment and the African way

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The African world view and its beliefs encouraging the sacredness of the universe and of all created beings should be considered if contemporary Africa wants to preserve the environment. African religious heritage, linking Africa with nature and God, should be the starting point in preserving the environment.Africans view themselves as part of the environment. Man…

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Latin America – To become reality

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“Creating theology means collaborating so that God becomes more real in history and for the poor.” We discuss the subject with Fr. Jon Sobrino, 74, a Spanish Jesuit theologian and a naturalised citizen of San Salvador. He is one of the main exponents of liberation theology. What does it mean to create theology beginning with…

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Chile – “Give us our daily water”

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“Destroying Patagonia puts an end to a culture, a history, and a people,” says Monsignor Luis Infanti de la Mora, Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Aysén, Chile. He is committed to caring for Creation and the dignity of people in a natural paradise almost “at the end of the earth,” between the Straits of…

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Brazil – World Youth Day

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Pope Francis will be in Brazil for the 28th World Youth Day (WYD) from 22 to 28 July 2013. It will be his first international trip as Pontiff. The Pope will visit the Shrine of Aparecida and a huge slum, and will also meet young prisoners. Expectations and enthusiasm are growing. More than two million…

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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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