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Dossier August 2017

The Journey Of Initiation.

Initiation into voodoo is an important time that unequivocally marks the life of a person. It has the purpose of gradually calling the profane person from non-existence to existence as a sacred person, to make them become a voduni, the spouse of the voodoo (regardless of whether man or woman). This process is carried out…

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Togo. Voodoo, A School Of Life In Transformation

The Outachi, an ethnic group of the south coast of Togo, practice voodoo, a traditional religion that has, for generations, inspired the thinking and actions of this people. We here present some elements and significant times of Voodoo. Voodoo means ‘the sign of the depths’. The term yevhé, meaning: ‘the astute power of the cave’,…

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The Sacred Dances.

The return to the home and resuming contact with family members takes place under the guise of amazement. The novices are convinced that their real relatives are still in the compound of the voodoo and it is only with difficulty that, day by day, they rediscover their natural ties with their original family. In other…

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Banquet Of Communion.

The rite of erecting the Heviesso, for example, takes place at midnight on the day of rest and starts with the arrangement of a jar of symbols of the voodoo: objects of gold, symbolising the preciousness of the voodoo, three heads of three different poisonous snakes which, when ordered by the voodoo, will attack those…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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