Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture
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Borneo: Preserving Dayak Culture

For Father Anyeq, the Dayak culture must be conserved because it has strong values in terms of relations with humans, God and the environment. “We have to defend our cultural values such as family life, cooperation, solidarity, fraternity and harmony with nature,” said Father Anyeq, the former head of Samarinda Archdiocese’s socioeconomic commission. He said these…

Brunei: Interview with Cardinal-Elect Cornelius Sim
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Brunei: Interview with Cardinal-Elect Cornelius Sim

The new cardinal from Brunei candidly admits that he stopped practicing the Catholic religion as a university student. His parents were not keen on his faith formation either, says cardinal-elect Bishop Cornelius Sim of Brunei, who was among 13 new names Pope Francis announced last week to be made cardinals in a consistory this month….

Brunei’s Cardinal Designate: A glimpse at what ‘the Peripheries’ look like
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Brunei’s Cardinal Designate: A glimpse at what ‘the Peripheries’ look like

Mill Hill Missionary Fr Ivan Fang hails from Brunei and is currently engaged in missionary work in Sarawak, Malyasia. Father Arin Sugit, the bishop’s assistant at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in the nation’s capital of Bandar Seri Begawan, explained to UCA News that the majority of Catholics are migrants. Some 70 percent of…

Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Kenya: ‘Three Day Rollercoaster of Joyful Celebrations’.
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Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Kenya: ‘Three Day Rollercoaster of Joyful Celebrations’.

Perpetual Oath and Ordinations 2020 Mission is at the heart of our Society and mission defines us as Mill Hill Missionaries. By God’s grace and favour, we celebrated over the weekend this year’s Perpetual Oaths and Ordinations in Second Cycle, Nairobi. These were profoundly significant celebrations of commitment to mission as we wrap up the…

Brunei: Bishop Cornelius Sim among New Batch of Cardinals
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Brunei: Bishop Cornelius Sim among New Batch of Cardinals

The announcement by Pope Francis of the elevation of Cornelius Sim, Apostolic Vicar of Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, to the cardinalate is a tremendous joy for all those Mill Hill missionaries who have worked in the Diocese of Miri. When he was ordained a priest at the age of 38 in 1989, Brunei…

Nairobi, Kenya: Mill Hill Missionary Ordinations to Diaconate and Priesthood
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Nairobi, Kenya: Mill Hill Missionary Ordinations to Diaconate and Priesthood

Today, Sunday 25 October 2020, took place at the parish of St Joseph and Mary Shauri Moyo the ordination to the diaconate of six young Mill Hill Missionary members, And the priestly ordination of Herman Menjuan MHM The Rt Rev David Kamau, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, was the ordaining bishop. To view…

Video Interview with First Malaysian Mill Hill Missionary
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Video Interview with First Malaysian Mill Hill Missionary

Malaysia: Missionary Stewards of Creation
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Malaysia: Missionary Stewards of Creation

Fr Oniz Kihokolo MHM is Parish Priest for St. Alphonsus’ Parish, Julau. Originally from Uganda, the missionary has created a demonstration garden, where he grows pineapples, sweet potatoes, pawpaws, tomatoes and passion fruit. He also rears rabbits and chickens and uses their natural waste for organic pesticide and fertil Fr Oniz shared: “A healthy environment…

October 2020 Extraordinary Mission Month: A Personal Story
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October 2020 Extraordinary Mission Month: A Personal Story

Ben Engelbertink worked and lived with the Iban people of Borneo in the 60’s and 70’s. In 2017 he went back to celebrate his 50th anniversary of his missionary work. How does he look back on this time? And do missionaries still have a future? You’ll see it in this documentary. René Horsthuis

Malaysia: Borneo Heading for Exit?
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Malaysia: Borneo Heading for Exit?

East Malaysia is much more ethnically and religiously diverse compared to the west. For example, the Malay population is a minority in both Sabah and Sarawak; in fact, no ethnic group constitutes more than 40% in either state. As a result, political Islam has not taken root here. In fact, one of the defining features…

Malaysia: Floods Wreak Havoc in Sarawak
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Malaysia: Floods Wreak Havoc in Sarawak

It has happened again: exactly 10 years down the line. And it has come without mercy. The last time Sarawak experienced heavy floods like the current one was in September 2010. Indeed the flood in most parts of Sarawak wreaked havoc and rendered many homeless and without basic needs. Most of the places that are…

Malaysia: On Being Gay in a Homophobic Country
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Malaysia: On Being Gay in a Homophobic Country

“Being gay in a homophobic country, with almost everyone and everything invalidating you and your experience and life, is lonely and depressing,” said Rawther, whose original name was Tahir. “I was lucky enough to be blessed by supportive parents. Their acceptance and support mean the world to me and are absolutely beneficial for my mental…