DR Congo: Music from the Margins
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DR Congo: Music from the Margins

Staff Benda Bilili are a group of Congolese street musicians. They live around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm’n’blues and reggae. The core of the band consists of four senior singers/guitarist, who are all disabled (they suffered from poliomyelitis when they…

Kakamega, Kenya: Prayer for Victims of School Stampede
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Kakamega, Kenya: Prayer for Victims of School Stampede

Fr. Boniface Kibaki, the Parish Priest of All Holy Angels, Lutonyi in Kakamega diocese said plans were underway to hold interdenominational prayers for children who had perished in the Monday evening incident as well as to pray for quick recovery of those who were admitted in the hospital after sustaining injuries in the accident. The…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Impact of Nostra Aetate
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Impact of Nostra Aetate

In other words, Nostra Aetate set in motion a process of learning in the Church. The voice of the Spirit does not only sound in drafting commissions and in the carefully related hierarchies of Vatican documents. This is where it is important to set Nostra Aetate within the wider framework of the Council’s overall vision and purpose. Behind…

World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1 – 7 February
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1 – 7 February

Here is a rich source of reading about the history and importance of interreligious dialogue. Source: Thinkingfaith Read more

Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone  North West Region
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Cameroon: Report from Local Newspaper on Current Situation the Anglophone North West Region

When a contingent of 500 soldiers were sent to the North West region ahead of the February 9, 2020 twin elections as peace keepers or call them protectors of persons and property, the action received much criticism as it is unheard of that troops be sent into a region only in a bid to force…

‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers
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‘Marry and Give Birth to Children’ – South Sudanese Women to Child Soldiers

“Our message goes to the soldiers, the young soldiers, who carry guns for 24 hours, that let these soldiers have children, let them marry and give birth to children,” SSCC Chairlady Lily Richard Kenyi said Saturday, January 25 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Juba Archdiocese, the venue of the Christian women’s anniversary…

Kenya’s Ranking on CPI Corruption Scale ‘Lamentable’ – Bishop John Oballa
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Kenya’s Ranking on CPI Corruption Scale ‘Lamentable’ – Bishop John Oballa

Three months after Bishops in Kenya launched a nationwide six-months anti-corruption campaign, an initiative described as a big stride by faith-based leaders in fighting against corruption in their country, a Bishop in the East African nation has termed as “lamentable” the recent results by Transparency International (TI) ranking Kenya below the global average. “It is indeed lamentable…

Sunday of the Word of God: The Contribution of Missionaries in Making the Word Accessible in Local Languages
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Sunday of the Word of God: The Contribution of Missionaries in Making the Word Accessible in Local Languages

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Sunday, January 26, the first “Sunday of the Word of God” will be celebrated in the world, announced by Pope Francis with the Apostolic Letter “Aperuit Illis”, so that “the life of our people be constantly marked by this decisive relationship with the living word that the Lord never tires…

The Conversion of Paul
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The Conversion of Paul

The Conversion of St Paul is celebrated on 25th January, on the last day of what is now called ‘The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’, a tradition begun one hundred years ago in 1908 by Lewis Thomas Wattson, an American Episcopalian priest, and Spencer Jones, an Anglican priest from Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire.  It was then called…

Cameroon Crisis: What the Newspapers Say
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Cameroon Crisis: What the Newspapers Say

West Nile, Uganda: Ordination of William Epiti MHM
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West Nile, Uganda: Ordination of William Epiti MHM

Today, Friday 24th January, William Epiti mhm was ordained a priest in his home parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Ocodri in the diocese of Arua. Fr William Epiti mhm has been appointed to the diocese of Ngong, Kenya

Uganda Tops Hospitality for Migrants League in Africa
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Uganda Tops Hospitality for Migrants League in Africa

Today, some 941,000 refugees fleeing from violence and poverty in their home countries come to Uganda, making it the largest refugee-hosting country in the region. They mostly come from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia where there has been protracted violence, according to the migration officer. “It is difficult to understand…