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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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Advocacy

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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