The Importance of Mother Tongue Literacy to Combat Poverty and Marginalisation
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The Importance of Mother Tongue Literacy to Combat Poverty and Marginalisation

21 February is International Mother Language Day. Theodora Hawksley describes the development of the Quality Bilingual Education Programme for Wapichan Children in Guyana and explains the significance of indigenous Amerindian children being taught in their own language for the first time. “The path chosen by the communities of the South Rupununi, in collaboration with the…

Malindi, Kenya: Program to Address Poverty Induced Teenage Pregnancies
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Malindi, Kenya: Program to Address Poverty Induced Teenage Pregnancies

“Schools have been closed since March 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and this has seen rampant increase in rates of teenage pregnancies as highlighted by mainstream media and the most recent Kenya Government Health Information Survey,” Mr. Mpuria says in the report. He explains that because of poverty, teenage girls in Kilifi…

Kenya: Fr Patrick Devine SMA Appointed to Council of Tangaza University College
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Kenya: Fr Patrick Devine SMA Appointed to Council of Tangaza University College

Tangaza College was established in 1986 as a constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. It has its roots in the Catholic tradition as planted and nourished in Eastern Africa through the missionary endeavours which spanned the late 19th and entire 20th centuries. Its student body are multi-ethnic, men and women of all…

Diocese of Westminster, U.K. –  Being Black and Catholic
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Diocese of Westminster, U.K. – Being Black and Catholic

Diocese of Westminster: We asked four people from London, from different walks of life, to share with us their personal stories of being black and Catholic.

Promoting Much Needed University Research – Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando (Sisters of Mary of Kakamega
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Promoting Much Needed University Research – Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando (Sisters of Mary of Kakamega

“Ordinarily, teaching has always been number one in Kenyan universities, always coming ahead of research and community service,” she says and adds, “It is my prayer and hope that at the end of the three years, we will have managed to have as our core functions in the order of research, teaching and community service….

Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year: A Call to Decolonise Botanical Collections
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Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year: A Call to Decolonise Botanical Collections

We like to think that things get better over time. But as the Black Lives Matter movement has rightly shown, change happens too slowly, or is superficial, or doesn’t happen at all. In my own field of research, you can see an imperialist view prevail. Scientists continue to report how new species are “discovered” every year, species…

Buea, Cameroon: Commotion around Changes Operated at Catholic University Institute of Buea by Bishop Michael Bibi
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Buea, Cameroon: Commotion around Changes Operated at Catholic University Institute of Buea by Bishop Michael Bibi

On June 11, Bishop Bibi made changes at CUIB, appointing Professor Victor Julius Ngoh as Vice Chancellor, a position previously held by Fr. George Nkeze Jingwa, whom the Bishop asked to take a sabbatical leave. The University Council disapproved of the change, writing in reaction, “Bishop Bibi’s actions have reached unprecedented levels of commotion resulting…

South Africa: ‘Becoming Men’ – A Study of Black Masculinity
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South Africa: ‘Becoming Men’ – A Study of Black Masculinity

Studies about young black men in South African townships are not new, but many tend to associate young black men with gangs, crime and violence. What is new in this book is the focus on young black men who do not subscribe to stereotyped ideas of being a black township man. These are young township…

Mill Hill Sisters in Ecuador
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Mill Hill Sisters in Ecuador

Sisters Nuala, Rosemary and Yenny serve in a parish in Puerto Quito, Ecuador. The parish has 90 recintos, or outstations, and several days a week Nuala lives in one of them in a place called Buenos Aires. She writes about her ministry there: “I coordinate catechesis, give prebaptism talks, pre communion talks to parent and…

The Kingdom Come: Offering up our Broken World
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The Kingdom Come: Offering up our Broken World

Cameroon: Contentious Issue of Reopening Schools
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Cameroon: Contentious Issue of Reopening Schools

“A school reopening announced by the government is of no use to us here in Kumbo,” said Bishop Andrew Nkuo of the Kumbo in Cameroon’s North West Region. “For the past four years, schools have been closed here,” he told Crux. “We have tried everything to see that schools reopen, but the security situation has remained…

Kitale, Kenya: Feeding Street Children in a Pandemic
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Kitale, Kenya: Feeding Street Children in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country with devastating economic results, Sr. Winnie Mutuku has managed to sustain a feeding program for street children and families in Kitale, a town in western Kenya about 280 miles from the capital, Nairobi. The East African nation has no official figure on the number of homeless…