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Life is full of choices

We need to ask ourselves if the choices and decisions , we make every day are truly good, positive, ethical, and virtuous choices. If you were asked what makes you human, different from the rest of God’s creatures, what would you say? Can you answer right away or are you now trying to list what…

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The youth can change the world

Last year, in July, addressing a crowd of over 3 million young people gathered on Copacabana beachfront for the concluding Mass of the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Pope Francis  said: “What do I expect as a consequence of the Youth Day? I expect a mess. There will be one. There will…

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Young and promising

Many African women hope to succeed in their political career: the US magazine Forbes has taken as an example Angellah Kariuki, the 37-year old deputy minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Tanzania. Her fast career is the reason why she was listed by the magazine among the 2013 ’20 young power women’ of the…

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World Youth Day – Madrid Africana

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Roselyn, a Kenyan social worker in her twenties, greeted Benedict XVI in Swahili and – in front of a mammoth crowd of one and a half million youth – asked him about the meaning of life in the midst of poverty and pain. She was one of five young people from different parts of the…

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Advocacy

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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Baobab

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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