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African Church

Zambia at 50. The catholic church’s contribution

The Catholic Church has been an integral part of the Zambian Society, walking and growing together with the Nation. In the last fifty years, the clergy has increased in both numbers and quality. And most of the dioceses are becoming self-sufficient in clergy. In most of the Dioceses, the promotion of vocations is taken seriously,…

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L’Arche – Sharing life

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  A few years ago, I decided to be more committed in my life in service of others. I joined Saint Martin Catholic Social Action, a group dedicated to help the disadvantaged in society based in Nyahururu, in Central Kenya. There I took up the role of Public Relations manager. With time, I decided to…

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Chad – Expulsion!

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  After years of preparation, oil extraction and exportation in Chad started in 2003. The 1112 oil installations are found in the south, most near the city of Doba. People expected a windfall, but got little in return. According to an Africa-Europe Justice and Faith Association’s report, between 2004 and 2007, taxes and dividends on…

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African Synod – From theory to action

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  During a trip in Africa in November 2011, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his summary of the Synod’s deliberations in Benin in his Apostolic Exhortation Africae Munus, where he highlights and confirms the major points presented to him as Propositions. About one thing the Exhortation is clear: the fundamental objective of the entire process of…

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Church in Lesotho

The first Christian missionaries to reach Lesotho were the Paris Missionary Society, a French Calvinist group. They arrived in 1833. The Catholic Church in Lesotho started with the arrival French Oblate Missionaries in 1862. The foundation period lasted up to 1933. At that time, new missionaries arrived from Canada, they also were French speaking. Until…

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Advocacy

Women’s Resistance to Mining.

Throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, there is no dearth of stories where communities have been forced to leave their lands to make way for…

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Baobab

The man with seven dogs

Once upon a time, there lived a man called John who was a hunter as well as a magician. John had seven dogs and seven large…

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Youth & Mission

The Future of the Natural World.

We humans, the species on this planet with the large brains, so-called intelligence and abilities and power to change the face of our planet, are doing…

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