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Churches November 2017

Egypt. Sharing Devotion.

Places sacred to both Christians and Moslems where the faithful tend to join together and pray. Moslem devotion to Our Lady. Christians who visit the holy tombs of Moslems to beg their intercession, Moslems making votive offerings in the place where Mary gave birth to Jesus: these practices were widespread in Mediterranean countries during the…

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DR.Congo. A Whole Life Spent For Life Itself.

She has helped deliver 34,000 babies. Close friendship with a Moslem Imam; she has lived in the country for more than half a century. Witness to much suffering but also to great hope like that of the new-born child. There is no sign of stress on her face with those attentive eyes. Those hands helped…

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Benin.The Monastery of Notre-Dame De L’Ecoute. The Value Of Time.

A contemplative community inserted into the social texture of the village, through prayer and work, gives testimony of the presence of the Kingdom of God. At last we reached Natitingou, in the heart of the Atakora Mountain Range, six hundred kilometres north-west of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Just outside the city, which is…

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Kenya. From The Street To New Life.

Napenda Kuishi Rehabilitation is a rehabilitation programme for Nairobi street children run by Comboni Missionaries. It is based in the shanty towns of Korogocho, Dandora, and Huruma in the eastern outskirts of Nairobi.  The director of the project talked to us. Kenny was seventeen when he first came to one of our centres for street…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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