Churches November 2013

Missionary Congresses in America – Future of our past

The fourth American Missionary Congress will be held in Maracaibo (Venezuela), from 26 November to 1 December. The theme will be “Missionary disciples of Jesus Christ in a secular and multicultural world”, with the slogan “Missionary America, share your faith”. Let’s go back over the main Congresses and their topics. A path of faith and…

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Kenya – A challenge to win, the bishop of Turkana speaks

With an area of nearly 77,000 sq km, Turkana is the largest county in Kenya. It is within the boundaries of the former Rift Valley province. The Turkana are the second largest group of pastoralists in Kenya, 680,000 people, according to the 2009 census. 70% are nomads, with little social structure to tie them down, frequently…

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Missionaries in the time of Pope Francis

Father Enrique Sánchez, Superior General of the Comboni Missionaries, looks at the first months since Pope Francis’s election to the helm of the universal church. A missionary perspective. Just a few months have passed since Pope Francis was elected bishop of the diocese of Rome, shepherd and guide of the whole Church. Those of us…

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Bolivia – “Evangelization is not only for the soul”

The Apostolic Vicariate of Beni spans six of the eight provinces that make up the Amazonian department of Beni, in north-eastern Bolivia. Since 1987, Julio María Elías Montoya, a 67-year-old Spanish Franciscan has been its bishop. Southworld spoke with him in Trinidad, the capital of Beni, about the situation of the indigenous peoples and the…

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Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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