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Churches May 2013

WSF 2013 – Springtime of dialogue

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  The World Social Forum (WSF) was held last March in Tunis (Tunisia). The Comboni family (Missionary Sisters and Comboni Missionaries) participated, while holding the Comboni Forum. At the end of the Forum, they published their final statement. The Comboni family gathered at the World Social Forum was a guest of a nation being born…

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Khartoum Cleanses Southern Kordofan

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Two church leaders from Southern Kordofan state, in the Sudan, accused Omar Al Bashir’s regime of nurturing a cleansing plan for the region.  From our correspondent. In March, two pastors in Juba reported on the humanitarian situation in Southern Kordofan caused by the war between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N) and the Government of…

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South Sudan – The Holy Trinity Peace Village

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Paride Taban won the 2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize for his work at the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, in the east of South Sudan, which he founded. A powerful example of peace and reconciliation. On a hilltop between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv there is a peculiar community called Neve Shalom/Wahat as-Salaam (The Oasis…

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Syria – The church’s commitment for peace

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  A shattered country. A population in poverty. Arms to warring factions. A difficult dialogue. Notwithstanding, the Church is committed to peace. We met Monsignor Antoine Audo, bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria. Riots began two years ago in Daraa, a town in southern Syria near the Jordanian border. They quickly spread to…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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