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Culture June 2012

Book review – Criminal migrants

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  Salvatore Palidda is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Education of the University of Genoa, Italy. He has published extensively on migration and migrants. He has also organized several workshops and international meeting tackling issues regarding migrations and the rights of migrants. This book is the result of one such workshop. Palidda has…

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Book Review – A world of diversity

  The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences dedicated its plenary session in 2011 to analysing developments in human rights worldwide. Human rights are increasingly quoted in international relations, but not always observed with the same dedication. This volume brings together the 34 inputs given by various specialists on the theme of religious freedom. The Pontifical…

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Proverbs – Well of wisdom

People can be diffident and hard to be convinced. At least this is what they say in Cameroon, because “if a bird does not recognize a tree, it will not rest on it”.  Yet, Senegalese know that quality attracts people more than just words: “all birds will flock to a fruitful tree. So watch out…

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Music – Mohammed Wardi

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  A young man left Swarda, a small village in the Sudanese side of Nubia, over seventy years ago. He rose to musical glory in Sudan and Egypt, the two countries he most sang during his long career, spanning over a half century. Mohammed Osman Wardi died last February and leave behind a treasury of…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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