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Churches March 2018

Brazil. Being A Church That Goes Forth.

A Church that is attentive to the situation of the people. Pastoral decisions that may help a community to grow in a ministerial and missionary dimension. We talk about these matters with Mons. Odelir José Magri, the Comboni Bishop of Chapecó in southern Brazil. Four years have passed since Pope Francis appointed him bishop of…

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Chad. At The Heart Of The People.

A tiny group of Christians in a predominantly Moslem environment, determined to forge ties of friendship and dialogue in a society that still bears the wounds of thirty years of civil war. A Comboni Missionary community tells its story. Abéché town is on the doorstep of the desert in eastern Chad. Just l.1% are Christians,…

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Burkina Faso. Believing In The Future By Betting On Agriculture.

Land grabbing and the scarce revenue generated by agriculture are forcing Burkinabe farmers off their land. The De La Salle Brothers in Burkina Faso have launched a project called the Lasallian Centre for Training in Agricultural Skills (CLIMA, from its French acronym ) in order to make agriculture, the primary sector in the country, attractive.…

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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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