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Churches March 2015

Nigeria – To the last vote

The government has decided to postpone the legislative and presidential elections to March 28. The official motive was the necessity to secure Nigeria’s north-east regions, stronghold of the Boko Haram. Monsignor Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto, capital of an ancient caliphate on the Saharan border said that there is wide frustration in Nigeria and…

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El Salvador – Romero to be beatified.

Pope Francis has recognized Oscar Arnulfo Romero as a martyr. The Archbishop of San Salvador was killed “in hatred of the Faith”. “Let my blood be a seed of freedom”. Doña Maria Jose is in the San Salvador Cathedral crypt where Monsignor Oscar Romero is buried. On one side of the crypt there is a…

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Cambodia – Living solidarity

The Lindalva centre in Cambodia was founded by missionaries in order to support families and women who work like slaves in the textile factories. At a quarter past eleven, some pregnant women go out a small door, next to the entrance of the Korean Hansoll textile company, located in the industrial area of the capital…

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Mexico. Father Solalinde, on the side of migrants.

They threaten and intimidate him, but Father Alejandro Solalinde continues his mission, at the risk of his life. Only a few hours after the 43 students, from a college near the town of Iguala in the southern state of Guerrero, had disappeared, Father Alejandro Solalinde, having consulted several trusted sources, was the first person to…

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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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