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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

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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