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Churches November 2016

A new life for the Symposium of the African bishops.

Active participation within the African Union. Establishing two bodies: conflict resolution and the equatorial forest preservation. Two key words: lobbying and advocacy. We spoke with Mons. Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, Archbishop of Accra (Ghana) and member of the SECAM Presidency. SECAM (Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar) has recently obtained observer status at the…

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India. The healing path of Yoga

Sister Infant Tresa, Catholic sister and yoga master fosters health and hope through the ancient tradition of yoga. “I had severe back pain and wheezing while studying nursing in Kerala in 1976. I took medicine for a long time. But the pain was always strong. In 1985, I met a yoga guru who came to…

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Radio. ‘Voice of Peace’: the radio station of the Nuba people

Radio ‘Voice of Peace’ has managed to capture the attention of the Nuba population and has become an instrument of the peace and development enhanced by the Catholic Church in the area. As the plane descends, one can see numerous white spots dotting the monotonous marshy landscape of South Sudan.The Yida refugee camp, which is…

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Vietnam. Catholic Church : The Small Steps

Despite the cultural, social, and political challenges, the Catholic Church continues to take steps, albeit small, to flourish and make the Gospel known. In the last four centuries, the country has gone through many divisions. After a long period of division and various attempts to unify the country, Nguyen Phuc Anh (1762-1820) became the first…

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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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