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Churches November 2012

L’Arche – Sharing life

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  A few years ago, I decided to be more committed in my life in service of others. I joined Saint Martin Catholic Social Action, a group dedicated to help the disadvantaged in society based in Nyahururu, in Central Kenya. There I took up the role of Public Relations manager. With time, I decided to…

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New Evangelization – Open the horizons

Joseph Mbatia became the second bishop of Nyahururu last March. Being from the local diocesan clergy, he has an intimate knowledge of the diocese and of the Kikuyu, the larger ethnic group of the region. I met him at a meeting with catechists where he spoke about the new evangelization and the importance of continuing…

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South Sudan – Capital Injustice

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  South Sudan’s Comboni Missionaries – Sisters, Brothers and Fathers – recently wrote a letter to the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) petitioning the bishops of the two Sudans to take concrete steps towards the abolition of death penalty in the South. The initiative was catalyzed by the resumption of executions in the new country…

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Chad – Expulsion!

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  After years of preparation, oil extraction and exportation in Chad started in 2003. The 1112 oil installations are found in the south, most near the city of Doba. People expected a windfall, but got little in return. According to an Africa-Europe Justice and Faith Association’s report, between 2004 and 2007, taxes and dividends on…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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