Churches March 2016

The Doors of Mercy

The decision to open Holy Doors worldwide has drawn attention to several difficult realities, often ignored by media. For the first time, by the will of the Pope, the Holy Doors for the Jubilee of Mercy were opened not only in Rome but throughout the world, and not only the doors of cathedrals and shrines,…

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India. A nun-lawyer at the service of detainees

She alternates her violet coloured sari with her black lawyer gown. And her daily prayer is followed by skillful oratory in the courtroom. Sister Theresa Joyce is a nun from the Congregation of St Anne’s Sisters, a diocesan order of Madras, in southern India, but she is also a criminal defence lawyer.  For ten years…

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Brazil. The time of choices

Missionaries support indigenous peoples and local communities in defending  their territories. A crucial mission in this time of change. One can barely see the sky  and the heat is unbearable. In North East Brazil drought returns to threaten the work and the survival of many rural communities. The elderly still remember when, until forty years…

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Compassion: A way of dialogue for Asian cultures

“The theme of Compassion is deeply planted into the heart of Asian cultures. It is an area where Asians of all religious traditions can meet, dialogue, share ideas and experiences together, and build a common future”. A reflexion for the Jubilee of Mercy. Asia is known for its rich cultural diversity as well as its…

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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