Fr. Patrick Devine of the Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation in Kenya is short-listed for the 2016 Tipperary Peace Prize. Totally independent of the official judging process, The Nationalist newspaper in County Tipperary is running a poll on who should win the prize.  Whilst this poll is independent of the official judging process, the work…
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  The Society of African Missions wishes to appoint Lay Outreach Workers (2) The part-time posts (17.5hrs/wk) will be based at SMA houses in Dublin and Cork for one year with the possibility of extension. Job description and further details can be requested at Closing date for completed applications is 28th February at 12noon.…
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The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has awarded  its prestigious ‘livesimply’ award to SMA parish, Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick’s, Walthamstow, London. The Agency covers England and Wales and established the award in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to “Work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has…
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Our Mission

The Society of African Missions is a missionary society of priests and brothers dedicated to the proclamation of the Good News in Africa and to peoples of African origin. 

As part of the SMAs commitment to the plight of refugees fleeing hunger and war, we wish to highlight this short film. UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has published a powerful 2-minute film in which they juxtapose a Syrian boy, Ahmed, and an elderly WWII survivor, Harry, simultaneously telling their stories of being refugees, fleeing war and death. “80 years apart, these two refugees have more in common than you’d think,” says UNICEF.

In their short introduction to the film, UNICEF states: “These are the real stories of Harry and Ahmed, told in their own words. Though generations separate them, there are unsettling parallels between their horrific stories as child refugees.

We share a common home and a common humanity. This short film captures both in a simple yet stunning way.

UNICEF asks you to “Share this video with #RefugeesWelcome to show your support for the millions of vulnerable child refugees who need our help.”


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