Kenya: Covid-19 Tangaza University College Rethink of Its Meaning and Function
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Kenya: Covid-19 Tangaza University College Rethink of Its Meaning and Function

“Many of us who have perhaps studied through High School thought of University as some place we shall go, some kind of epitome, the highest level of education,” Prof. Wang’ombe said and added, “But perhaps along the way we confused the meaning of University. It is not a place. The place with the buildings and…

Africa: The Difficult Journey of Departure from a Religious Institute
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Africa: The Difficult Journey of Departure from a Religious Institute

In a new book, “The Future of Religious Life in Africa”, which was crafted by a team of 12 members of the Clergy, Religious and Lay academics working or who have worked in Africa, Sr. Marren Rose Awiti, a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters) and a Canon Lawyer explores widely…

Kenya: 20th John Kaiser MHM Anniversary
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Kenya: 20th John Kaiser MHM Anniversary

A message from the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Please note that this year the National Office will not print Fr. Kaiser posters and prayer cards as agreed by the planning committee due to the current situation of Covid 19 in the country. Please use different platforms at the diocese and parish levels to…

Twinning: Growth of Partnerships between Parishes in Ireland and Africa
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Twinning: Growth of Partnerships between Parishes in Ireland and Africa

Twinning relationships or partnerships between parishes in Ireland and in African countries are a growing form of modern missionary endeavour at a time when the number of Irish missionaries serving in Africa and the global south is declining. One such partnership is that between Ballineaspaig Parish (often called Dennehy’s Cross Parish) in Cork City and…

Nairobi, Kenya: Big Dreams in a Landscape of Inequality
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Nairobi, Kenya: Big Dreams in a Landscape of Inequality

Kenya has sometimes been described as a “hustler nation”. More than 80% of the population work in the informal economy, deriving incomes from hawking goods, fixing cars and working on construction sites. These are often precarious and piecemeal arrangements, impermanent and low-paid –characteristic of what has been called an era of jobless growth, in which…

Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya: Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’
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Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya: Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’

Dubbed “The Model Tree Nursery,” the project has been established on the diocesan farm as one of the undertakings of the 42-year-old diocese “to participate meaningfully in dialogues and actions that result in a well conserved environment,” Mr. Ambei said. The diocese, which currently has 41 Parishes also runs the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega School…

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…

Nairobi, Kenya: Double Edged Sword of Uhuru
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Nairobi, Kenya: Double Edged Sword of Uhuru

Last Monday 6th July 2020, the President finally spoke to the nation. It was good news to many. The country had been under lockdown for the last four months causing unimaginable suffering to many Kenyans. The President in an earlier speech had given some conditions that had to be in place before opening up. They…

2nd Cycle Formation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya: Blooming under COVID -19 Lockdown
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2nd Cycle Formation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya: Blooming under COVID -19 Lockdown

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 at the end of December 2019, all sectors of human life the world over have experienced unprecedented change. After several months of lockdown and so many restrictions, we are getting used to the phrase the ‘new normal’ orchestrated by the coronavirus pandemic. While the race to search for a vaccine…

Kenya: Bishops decry Ongoing Violence in Dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit
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Kenya: Bishops decry Ongoing Violence in Dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, said they are “deeply concerned” about persistent violent conflicts in two areas covered by the dioceses of Ngong and Marsabit “due to ethnic, clan hatred, competition over resources and leadership wrangles” and described the situation as “barbaric, unfortunate, saddening and regrettable”. “We, the Kenya Conference of…

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….

Nairobi, Kenya: The Cry of the Poor
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Nairobi, Kenya: The Cry of the Poor

We thank God that he has given us a chance to live and work among the poor slum dwellers of Majengo in Nairobi. They continue to bear witness to the ever present God amidst human suffering. For now I particularly mention them for being reduced to nothing by a blazing fire a week ago. Last…