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Churches September 2012

Asia – A shift in the centre

The change from the colonial period to an era of free nations was so radical that we have hardly gotten over it. In the meantime, the world has changed again in an unforeseen manner from the 1980s with the fall of Berlin’s Wall. At the same time, we saw the rise of the Asian Tigers…

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Morocco – Witnessing hope

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  The events that took place in Tunisia and whose spirit has spread in the Middle East took us by surprise. In a few weeks, the whole of Northern Africa was affected. We started to hear the expression ‘Arab spring’. Spring is the time when nature comes back to life, the time in which we…

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DRC – Lost opportunity

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              With the fall of the Eastern bloc at the end of the 1980s, many African countries experienced a brief democratic spring. In DRC – then called Zaire – President Mobutu allowed popular consultations on the future of the country, giving people some hope of a democratic change. However,…

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South Africa – Caring for abused children

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  The Alphonso Children’s Home and Place of Safety is run by the Sisters of St John the Baptist. These nuns are in daily touch with children who have experienced abuse. They try to provide the necessary healing conditions for them. The stories of child abuse and abandonment stunned me as I listened to the…

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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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