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Churches June 2017

Colombia. To draft a new life for the country.

The post-conflict, reconciliation and forgiveness, to overcome  the feeling of hatred and vengeance, in order to plan for a different future. We talked with  Msgr. Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, president of the Colombian Conference of Bishops. It took four years of negotiations in Havana between representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and…

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Kenya. Prisoners are people too.

The Langata female prison is the largest female prison in Kenya. It hosts more than 800 inmates in all categories of offenders. “An inmate is already condemned, by the majority of society and often by their own family members”. Lillian Wambui Waweru, the Kenya prisons’ Catholic chaplaincy coordinator for the Nairobi region, shares her experience…

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Kenya.The missionary dowser.

He explores the sun-scorched savannah with a wooden stick in his hand. Silently, he listens for the vibrations of the water. He is a Comboni Missionary dowser who, for thirty-five years has sought the life that flows beneath the ground. He moves slowly with his forked stick in his hands, he stops, moves on again…

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Brazil,its prisons. From Crime to Rebirth

In a country like Brazil where prison conditions are among the worst in the world, where corruption and violence are the order of the day, the alternative experience of detention, called APAC (Association for the Protection and Assistance of the Detained), is becoming the alternative method for the rehabilitation of prisoners by considering them as…

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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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