Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award
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Anna Qabale Duba: Kenyan Nurse Wins Prestigious Award

Duba lost many family members, which inspired her to study nursing. “Many lives would have been saved if there were health facilities. I lost many family members. That inspired me to want to help my people,” said Duba. She also has campaigned against harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, or circumcision, and early…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative

L’espoir est la Réponse (EER) Hope is the Response This is an initiative (An NGO) I decided to create after being here in the Democratic Republic of Congo for almost three years. I arrived here in February 2020 and ever since, I have been serving in a very challenging mission. Therefore: Hope is the Response,…

40 Million Africans Have Fallen into Extreme Poverty – African Bishops
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40 Million Africans Have Fallen into Extreme Poverty – African Bishops

Today’s SECAM statement is signed by Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha, the first vice president of SECAM and the commission chair. Debt relief and COVID-19 and climate change aid for African countries are at the core of what the conference is calling for. The statement notes 40 million Africans have fallen into extreme poverty during…

Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis) – A History Painted in Shades of Gold
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Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis) – A History Painted in Shades of Gold

For thousands of years, the oil palm – indigenous to West Africa – has had an intimate relationship with people. An explosive expansion of oil palm groves throughout western and central Africa in the wake of a dry period around 2,500 years ago enabled human migration and agricultural development; in turn, humans facilitated oil palm propagation through…

Sindh, Pakistan: Empowering Women
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Sindh, Pakistan: Empowering Women

The Parkari Tribal Women of St. Joseph Parish, Matli The status of women in Pakistan varies depending on class or religion, with patriarchal and cultural customs greatly impacting on their status. In the tribal community women are regarded as second-class citizens: they are offered little say in the community’s decision-making process; most are deprived of…

Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship (3)
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Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship (3)

The ‘Kitale Community Advancement Programme’ (KAP) under the direction of Associate Mill Hill missionary Jacinta van Luijk was originally started and run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) under the the name ‘Kitale Aids Programme’ (KAP). KAP’s main objective is “To facilitate, promote and create innovative and sustainable educational and counselling approaches to mitigate…

Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship
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Kitale, Kenya: A Lay Missionary’s Community Gospel Discipleship

The ‘Kitale Community Advancement Programme’ (KAP) under the direction of Associate Mill Hill missionary Jacinta van Luijk was originally started and run by the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) under the the name ‘Kitale Aids Programme’ (KAP). KAP’s main objective is “To facilitate, promote and create innovative and sustainable educational and counselling approaches to mitigate…

Building Projects Inspired by St. Joseph ‘the wood worker’.
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Building Projects Inspired by St. Joseph ‘the wood worker’.

Saving the roof of a new cathedral in an area of Malawi beset by natural disasters is one of the key building projects Aid to the Church is undertaking to mark the year of Saint Joseph. National director Neville Kyrke-Smith said: “These projects will transform the lives of the local Catholic communities struggling to live…

Missionary Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
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Missionary Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A Catholic missionary priest in Madagascar known for serving the poor living on a landfill has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Fr. Pedro Opeka, 72, is a Vincentian priest from Argentina who has worked with the poor in Madagascar for more than three decades. He founded the Akamasoa humanitarian association in 1989…