Churches May 2016

The Exhortation. A conscience that listens to the Word of God.

In all, nine chapters and 264 pages, a long and complex document: Amoris Laetitia, ‘The Joy of Love’ is the document with which Pope Francis concludes the process of the two Synods dedicated to the family. Here is a commentary by the Prior of Bose, Enzo Bianchi. The fruit of listening and discernment by the…

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Japan. The way of the Kami. Living the Sacred.

The Japanese religions may be compared to a multi-coloured tapestry depicting diverse traditions with a history going back almost two thousand years, a journey towards others and towards nature. Japanese religious culture is composed mainly of Shintoism and Buddhism, both influenced by Confucian ideas and values and, to a lesser extent, by western Christianity. Historically,…

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Philippines. To empower poor people.

She has been arrested and detained, harassed and also sued but this Benedictine nun continues her anti-mining advocacy and promotion of sustainable agriculture in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. Sr. Stella Matutina of the Order of St. Benedict has her fair share of harassment because of her missionary work across Southern Philippines. In 2009,…

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Sudan. A glass of water for the Kafir.

Just asking for a glass of water in a Darfur refugee camp became a source of fruitful dialogue between a Catholic and a Muslim. A Comboni Missionary, who has been living in Darfur for twenty years, tells us his experience. As it has been happening every month for many years, this Friday the kids have…

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SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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