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I will tell you about South Africa

southafricapreviewREFLECTION - We interviewed the Provincial Sr. Julienne MUNYEMBA of the  African Province of Our Lady of Peace (AFM), which includes the countries of South Africa, Zambia and Lesotho. Through this interview  we wanted to get to know South Africa in particular. How is life in South Africa? Our country is called the "rainbow nation" because of the diversity of cultures...

 

25 October – Beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti

SÃO PAULO BRAZIL -  On October 25,  2014 at São Paulo Brazil, beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti Co-Foundress of  the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians. "At the end of the 19th century, time of great migrations from Europe to the Americas, the Bishop of Piacenza...

 

Jesuits meet to review their Faith-Justice Mission

jesuits-meetpreviewFORMATION - ‘95 Jesuits who are engaged in social action had a day convention at Bhopal to review their faith-justice mission in the light of Degree 4 of the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus – the degree which insisted that “the Society should commit itself to work for the promotion of justice” (GC 32; Decree 4.28). The Convention was held at AICUF...

 

Supporting family farms key for healthy food systems

world food daypreviewJUSTICE AND PEACE - While substantial progress has been made in the fight against hunger in recent years, more than 800 million people remain hungry and efforts need to be increased to reach the global target of cutting the percentage of hungry people in half by 2015, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in his opening remarks at the annual World Food Day...

 

India - The Franciscans prepare the Year for consecrated life

Nithiya SagayamCONSECRATED LIFE - A Mission "in the Franciscan style" that passes through India; a special campaign to eradicate violence against women; a series of pastoral initiatives and of evangelization in different Indian states: are the activities that the Franciscans of India, about 50 thousand between friars and nuns, present in 165 civil provinces, promote on the occasion of the Year...

 

World Day Against the Death Penalty. Two international conferences of Sant'Egidio in Asia

LOGO BLU CitiesForLifeJUSTICE AND PEACE - On the occasion of the XII World Day Against the Death Penalty that is being celebrated today, the Community of Sant'Egidio, co-founder of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, announced the upcoming convocation of two international conferences on the theme " There is no justice without life" which will be held in Asia, respectively, in Tokyo...

 

Catacomb Pact

SEMINAR - Next year, the Church will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II which was a milestone-  in the recent history of the Catholic Church. Inspired by what was going on and what was said during the Council already, towards its end 40 bishops from all over the world signed a pact in the Catacombs of Domitilla...

 

Christians and Hindus to nurture a "culture of inclusion" against the "globalisation of indifference"

hinduespreviewINTERRELIGIOUS DIALOG - In its message for the Hindu festival of Diwali, which this year falls on 23 October, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue noted that whilst globalisation has opened up new avenues for development in the world, at the same time, it "has contributed to the fragmentation of society," the spread of materialism and consumerism...

 

America’s oldest Jesuit university appoints first Hindu chaplain

ChaplainpreviewNEWS 2014 - Washington: America’s oldest Jesuit and Catholic university has appointed a woman as its first Hindu priest to serve the religious needs of its Hindu students, whose number has increased in recent years. A statement from the prestigious Georgetown University said Pratima Dharm began her new assignment on October 1...

 

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