Not so happy Christmas in South Sudan

18 December 2016 – (By Bill Firman) – Christmas is coming and we all have various expectations for a ‘happy time’. The world over, including in South Sudan, atheists, agnostics and many adherents to other non-Christian faiths, as well as Christians, celebrate Christmas holidays, just as here we also celebrate all the Muslim feasts. One item of which we do […]

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Non-violence: A style of Politics for Peace

13 December 2016 – (www.comboni.org) – Pope Francis is calling for a renewed culture of nonviolence to inform global politics today, saying military responses to conflicts only breed more violence. The Pope’s appeal was released on Monday in the 50th papal Message for the World Day of Peace, marked on January1st. Calling on political and religious leaders, on the heads […]

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Non-violence in Africa Conference: Statement on a Culture of Peace and Non-violence

(www.paxchristi.net – 08 December 2016) – The following statement was issued by the participants from African member organisations at the Pax Christi International conference, “Nonviolence in Africa: Creating a Future of Hope.” We, members of Pax Christi International, the International Catholic peace movement, from different parts of Africa who came together for the conference under the theme “Nonviolence in Africa: […]

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Missionaries supporting war-affected populations with psycho-social and spiritual help

08 December 2016 – The current three-year old conflict in South Sudan has forced more than 2.3 million people to flee their homes, including 1.66 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and over 645,000 refugees. The entire population is suffering because of this ongoing conflict that has left most people deeply traumatised. Among other needs, war-affected populations need psycho-social and spiritual […]

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Catholic University of South Sudan Holds Conference on the Theme of Mercy

The Catholic University of South Sudan (CuofSS) is holding a three-day conference under the title “Mercy: Discussions on Forgiveness and Compassion towards a Peaceful and Cohesive South Sudan”. Invitation card to the three-day conference on Mercy The conference is taking place at Tong Ping Campus and comes just after the closing of the ‘Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy’ of the Catholic […]

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CHANGING PERSPECTIVE: A MISSIONARY REFLECTION

Created on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:19 30 December 2014 – (Markus Lorenz Korber) – Cattle culture and cattle camps play a significant role among many tribes in South Sudan. More than 85% of the people engage in the care of livestock. Africa’s newest nation has also some of the world’s worst indicators in education. Half of all primary school-age […]

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COMBONI MISSIONARY PRIEST ORDAINED IN ETHIOPIA

Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 07:22 9 December 2014 – On Sunday 30 November 2014 the Comboni Family and the Church that is in Harar Apostolic Vicariate rejoiced for the priestly ordination of one of their sons, Fr Ketema (Hailegiorgis) Dagne Tadesse. The beautiful celebration, witnessed by a good participation of people, of priests and of religious men and […]

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