Boko Haram

Nigeria. Boko Haram should go back to school

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s leader, believes it sufficient to declare himself a Muslim to know the religion and the law, while it is clear that he should go back to school as quickly as possible. Risen to headline notoriety for the kidnapping and abduction of 223 Christian girls from a college and then forcing them…

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Nigeria – This elephant will not only stir

The Islamist group Boko Haram, is continuing to cause destruction and violence particularly in the north of the country. Nigeriaís President Goodluck Jonathan organized a National Conference. Religion will play a key role in the 2015 elections. We talked with Monsignor Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto. Boko Haram has…

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Nigeria – What amnesty for Boko Haram?

The dominant theme in national discussion has been the Amnesty for members of Boko Haram. Monsignor Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, looks at the issues of Amnesty and how it challenges Christians in Nigeria. Rather than looking at the issues of Amnesty in the light of the past, present,…

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Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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