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Churches June 2014

Sinai: a prison for African migrants

Thousands of migrants, primarily Eritrean, are often kidnapped, tortured and blackmailed by networks of traffickers. Sister Azezet Kidane fights for their liberation and dignity. The phone never stops ringing, at any time of the day. And she answers all calls. Sister Azezet Habtezghi Kidane, Comboni missionary, has no respite, since she tries to help those…

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Ethiopia – Bushulo Catholic Health Centre

The health centre has been serving the community since 1979. It is situated at 6 km south of Awassa in southern Ethiopia. As a health institution of the Vicariate of Awassa, it provides a multitude of health care services. The Centre is run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) Sisters. Health is a major…

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Christians in Arab Countries

Mgr. Maroun Lahham, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem and Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan gives us an overview of the Christians in Arab countries. The Arab countries, which we are taking into consideration are: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. We are not including the northern African Arab and the Gulf countries because it’s been centuries…

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Arab countries – Christians, facing the challenges

Bishop Maroun Lahham talks to us about the struggle of being a Christian in Arab countries. What are the main difficulties that the Christian community has to deal with in Arab countries? Arab Christians have been a minority for years and they are aware of this. The feeling of being a minority has developed among…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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