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Dossier October 2012

At the side of the poor

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  “Our work there has been a spiritual presence and an action for the human promotion. In 2002, we have started a movement, the Kutoka Network, to reflect and act on what we do in the slums of Nairobi. We are not an NGO, yet we do things for the people and for the people.…

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Rooted in the community

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  Malindi is a coastal town known for the beauty of its beaches, as well as for the unconventional delights it offers many of the tourists. Behind the sexy and carefree facade, however, there is the sad life condition of many children and young adults. Poverty and unawareness compound to create the breeding ground for…

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Social Apostolate

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  Saint Martin is a Catholic group of social apostolate. It was born after a priest realized how disabled people were ostracized in society in Nyahururu, Kenya. Through the years, from the initial project taking care of physically disabled persons, a much larger organization has developed. The programs we are running now are five: people…

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Preparing for ministry

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  The idea of having a university level institution to prepare people for social ministry emerged during the first Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishop dedicated to Africa. That meeting, often referred to as the African Synod, took place in 1994. I was in Rome to work on some documentation and facilitate discussions related…

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Advocacy

Homelessness, an Unexpected Advocacy.

Advocacy is about defending a noble cause and denouncing oppression and injustice. However, it should be also a source of inspiration for alternative solutions to…

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Baobab

How the hare lost his tail.

One day in the long, long ago the hare was walking through the forest. He was a good farmer and was on his way to inspect…

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Youth & Mission

Our Right to Speak for Climate Justice.

Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets from Johannesburg to London to demand radical action on the unfolding ecological emergency. It is a…

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