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Churches September 2014

Colombia. Gold fever

Gold fever has infected the Chocó region, one of the poorest in Colombia. A great opportunity for criminal gangs and paramilitary groups that make a good profit out of this, while the population is struggling to survive. The bishop of Istmina–Tado tries to help these people threatened by poverty and criminality. Monsignor Julio Hernando Garcia…

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Bangladesh. Bridges among mountains

The Chittagong Hill Tracts is a region in the south-east of Bangladesh, on the borders with India and Myanmar. It is an inaccessible mountain area that the local government has kept isolated from the rest of the country. A group of nuns lives there sharing faith and simple life with the local people. It takes…

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The variety of Ethiopian crosses

Throughout Ethiopia’s history, crosses have played a major role in the ancient legacy of Christianity. No other symbol is as ever present as the cross in Ethiopian culture and no other country in the world has created such a vast quantity of cross designs as Ethiopia. The simple original intersection of two arms has developed…

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Ethiopia. The cross: symbol of a country.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church (Tawahedo) celebrates two feasts of the Holy Cross: ‘The Exaltation of the Holy Cross’ is the most popular, it is called the ‘Masqal festival’. It falls on Meskerem 17 of the Ethiopian calendar corresponding to September 27 in the Julian calendar. This ancient Christian feast follows eight days of celebrations starting…

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Advocacy

SDGs advocacy from UN to the Grassroots.

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) held a Millennium Summit and in its Millennium Declaration adopted the eight international Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.…

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Baobab

The Lion, Jackal and Man

It so happened one day that Lion and Jackal came together to converse on affairs of land and state. Jackal, let me say, was the most…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. The Voice of the Planet.

The students are on the streets, waving banners, banging drums, singing, chanting, and calling for an end to the causes driving climate change that is wrecking…

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