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Churches November 2011

Myanmar – Young at heart

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     Myanmar is now a world-famous country because of Aung San Suu Kyi, heroine of democracy. But she is not alone. In his autobiography, From the Land of Green Ghosts, Pascal Khoo Thwe wrote about his experience as a guerrilla fighter who had a chance to go and study in the UK. In the…

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Malawi – Where there is smoke ….

    Little known to the outside world, civic life in Malawi is degrading by the day. Since the arrival of multiparty democracy, Malawi has experienced its share of ups and downs, with governments prone to corruption and autocratic temptations. Bingu wa Mutharika – the president of the day – is no different. He is…

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Lesotho – Disappointments

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     Last October, Matebello Makhanya left her village of Ramabanta early in the morning and travelled 60 km to Maseru, Lesotho’s capital, in the hope of seeing a dentist at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, the largest in the country – only to be told that the hospital was about to be closed and dental…

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Dialogue – Challenging relationship

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     In West Africa, people have been relatively free of religious conflicts except in Nigeria. Why is Nigeria the exception? Since the 1980s one can count more than twenty major crises. These crises often begin as a result of some social, ethnic or political misunderstanding and soon assume a religious dimension. It should be…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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