Churches October 2015

Antarctica. Missionaries at the end of the earth.

Two missionaries talk to us about their mission at the Antarctic glaciers. White is made up of many colours. “It can be as cold as 60° below zero here, but despite that, it has been a magnificent experience”,  Father Dan Doyle tells Southworld. He is going to be the last among the New Zealand priests…

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Missionary Perspectives of a Local Church

The risk of losing the meaning of the universal Church. There is no such thing as an exclusively missionary Church that sends any more than there is an exclusively missionary Church that receives. His Eminence, Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks on the topic. The bishops and clergy, through pastoral care, render an admirable service…

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Pope Francis: “ To go to the peripheries”

This year World Mission Day is Sunday 18 October 2015. In his message, Pope Francis writes: “Being a missionary is not about proselytizing or mere strategy; mission is part of the “grammar” of faith, something essential for those who listen to the voice of the Spirit who whispers “Come” and “Go forth”.  A synthesis of his…

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Asia. Women theologians. Sharing solidarity

Asian women theologian are playing an important role in the church and in the society, by empowering women to liberate themselves from oppressive situations. Asia is blessed with plurality of cultures and religions. The presence of many cultures and religions make Asia vibrant and colourful. Religion plays a major role in peoples’ lives. The sense…

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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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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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