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Churches October 2012

The force of faithfulness

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  The numerical growth of the Church in Africa is a reality of great importance not only for the changes it could mean for the countries in which the growth is taking place, but also for the life of the Church as a whole. Yet, when speaking of a spiritual reality like the “people of…

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Caritas – Things are changing

Sister Margaret Jedrzejczak welcomes me in her office at the Catholic Secretariat in Malindi, Kenya. She has been working here since 2007. This used to be the development office, “the Episcopal conference requested to change it into a Caritas office”, she says. The local Caritas is responsible for all the projects and social services of…

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New Evangelization – African provocations

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  Africa has a right to intervene in the debate towards a new evangelization, and offer a vision, apostolic methodology and plan of action. Today, Christianity in Africa is growing like nowhere else. The religiosity of this continent is deep, and it has reached far in space and time. Think of the voodoo in Latin…

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Evangelize we must

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  Here we plish excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the World Mission Sunday, which the Church celebrates on October 21st. This year the celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning. The 50th anniversary of the conciliar decree Ad Gentes, the opening of the Year of Faith and the Synod of…

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Advocacy

Research and Rating, a tool of Advocacy.

Advocacy is a strategy used around the world by NGOs, activists, and even policy makers themselves, to influence policies. Advocacy is about creating reform of…

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Baobab

An Unhappy Fish.

0nce upon a time there was a colony of little fishes who lived together in their own small pool, isolated from the rest of the fish…

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Youth & Mission

Peace and Climate Justice is Needed to Save the Planet.

The world is afire again, the flames heartbreakingly consume shrubs, trees and forests in Australia, Portugal, Brazil, and recently in California and Siberia and elsewhere too.…

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