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Churches March 2014

South Africa – Radio Veritas, a journey of faith

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The Catholic radio station has been growing slowly but steadily. Information and formation, Catholic teaching of the church and devotion, music and talks. The radio broadcasts in seven languages. We talked with its founder and director, Fr. Emil Blaser. What is the profile of the radio?Radio Veritas is an independent Catholic radio station. Not only…

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Taiwan – A ‘Bridge Church’

Taiwan is an island of diversities. It has a population of 23 million inhabitants that could be divided into three different groups. Most of them are descendants of fishermen coming from Fujian – the province on the opposite coast of China – who in the past centuries progressively settled down on the island. However, the…

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African Women Theologians

Africa is a continent where women have come a long way in the struggle to make life more human and human beings more capable of living life to the full. African women theologians, in particular, have been accompanying this journey from their own perspective and life experiences. Quite in touch with all the dimensions of…

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Kenya – Lake Turkana peace mission

The Dassanech are one of the oldest ethnic groups in Africa. These people live in three different east-African countries: Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya. The Dassanech have been in conflict with the nomadic Turkana for generations. The tensions may be explained largely in terms of pasture and water scarcity. A missionary tries to mediate peace between…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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