Malakal, South Sudan: Concrete Gestures towards Reconciliation
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Malakal, South Sudan: Concrete Gestures towards Reconciliation

Sister Elena Balatti, of the Comboni Missionaries, is Coordinator of the Office for Integral Human Development (Caritas) in the diocese of Malakal. Her commitment is humanitarian and in defence of human rights. She works in the field of justice and peace, networking with many other people in South Sudan and in close contact with a…

Philipppines: Aglipay and Catholic Reconciliation
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Philipppines: Aglipay and Catholic Reconciliation

The Philippine Catholic Church and the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (commonly called Aglipay Chuch) released today (August 03, 2021) a joint statement committing to continue the healing process of the estranged relationships between the two churches.  The IFI is a Christian denomination that broke away from the Catholic Church in 1902 due to alleged mistreatment of…

South Africa: Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Portrait
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South Africa: Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu – A Portrait

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality“. While his opposition to Apartheid was admired, his insistence on rejection of violence…

April 1994 – Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
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April 1994 – Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

At the time of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the killing of the Tutsi. As the country became a slaughterhouse, mosques became places of refuge where Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis came together to protect…