Formation Philippines: Holidays Curtailed by Corona Restrictions
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Formation Philippines: Holidays Curtailed by Corona Restrictions

It has been three years now getting to four years ever since I was with my family. I have been working in the Philippines for over two years now and after all this I was looking forward to going home when the opportunity presented itself. I was due for home leave last year, 2020 and…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September

The Gift of a Stranger Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but…

Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness through Film
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Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness through Film

A festival of films dedicated to human trafficking took place on Sunday at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Organised by RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) the day Included an exhibition of art by victims of trafficking, and the announcement of the…

Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg
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Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

In this Season of Creation, we are celebrating the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the earth. One of the most prominent voices in the ongoing drive to protect and restore those relationships is not a Christian one, but Niall Leahy SJ thinks it belongs to some whose life ‘corresponds in significant…

Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches
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Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches

Meanwhile, the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS), an inter-denominational group in Sarawak State, has also expressed “surprise” over Ahmad Marzuk’s announcement about new sharia laws in a statement on Sept. 9. The ACS, headed by Bishop Simon Poh of Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching, said that present or any future attempts to introduce sharia bills affecting non-Muslim religions…

Praying with Mark’s Gospel
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Praying with Mark’s Gospel

Speaking about his ‘cross’, what did he mean? Till this moment we have heard that Jesus did Messianic work by healing people, and how the religious leaders of his days turned against him. The Pharisees were always complaining to him (2:16, 18:24). Finally they discussed with the Herodians how to destroy him (3:6). Later, we…

Season of Creation: Will Laudato Si’ ever Lead to Serious Action in Asia?
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Season of Creation: Will Laudato Si’ ever Lead to Serious Action in Asia?

In the past two years, a major interdenominational effort in several Asian nations has been planting trees. From the Philippines to Korea to India, churches have also undertaken several diocesan-level activities in the spirit of Laudato Si’. Over the past two years, churches have also translated Laudato Si’ into more than a dozen Asian languages.  And when this much-hyped season is over, what…