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Churches June 2018

Uganda. ReachOut. The Best Practices.

Started in a Comboni Parish Our Lady of Africa in Mbuya in the outskirts of Kampala, the ReachOut Ugandan Health Initiative has changed the lives of many people with HIV. We visited the project. When you step through the doors of ReachOut Mbuya, you know you are somewhere special. The walls are lined with accreditations…

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India. Another Side.

It is called Sarva Seva Sangh which means “a community at the service of all”. It was founded by the Divine Word Missionaries and is especially dedicated to helping the street children of Pune. Pune, the eighth city in India, two hours’ drive from the great metropolis of Mumbai, increased enormously in size in recent…

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Mexico. “I could be killed anytime”.

Commitment to work side by side with immigrants right to the end. A Church up and running. The testimony of Fr. Thomas Gonzalez. “I have received many threats. I know I could be killed but I am not afraid. I have dedicated my entire life to the defence of the weakest. I always ask myself…

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Catholic priests. They are the Target.

In the last three months, eight priests and dozens of Christians have also been killed.  At least 24 people were killed when an armed group attacked the church of Notre Dame de Fatima in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, on May 1. Father Albert Toungourmale-Baba was among the victims. The church is not far…

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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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