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Dossier September 2011

The Pastoral Cycle

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The social tradition of the Church has developed over the years a pastoral methodology to address social issues that brings together in dialogue social and human sciences, and faith tradition. The origin of such a systematic approach dates back to the 1920s, initiated within the movement of the Young Christian Workers of the Belgian priest…

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Challenges and Initiatives

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The proclamation of the Word of God aims at Christian conversion, i.e. the complete and sincere adherence to Christ and his Gospel through faith. This conversion is manifested and realized through the Christian journey of the catechumenate, sacramental life and active belonging to a local Church. In this personal journey, marked by sacramental life and…

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Justice and Peace -The rise of awareness

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In this issue of Southworld, we publish a dossier on Justice and Peace within the Catholic Tradition. These articles were written by Francesco Pierli, founder of the Institute of Social Ministry of Nairobi, Alberto Parise and Gilbert Pattersen, who also work at that Institute.       The Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace was founded after…

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The Social Gospel

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The social tradition of the Church derives from the social implications of the Gospel and from the demands of social justice that are central to the relationship between God and the people in the biblical tradition. The prophetic tradition is just one outstanding example of how faith and fidelity to Yahweh requires just and life-giving…

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Advocacy

The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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Baobab

The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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