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General info – About the Society of African Missions, its members and its work.

Earth Hour 2017 takes place on Saturday 25 March, 8.30pm to 9.30 pm

  Famous landmarks will be turning off their lights for Earth Hour this weekend. The annual, global celebration of the planet marks its 10th year in 2017. WWF’s annual event sees people and organisations worldwide switch off their lights for one hour to show support for action on climate change Eco-Congregation Ireland has sent the...

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Voices of Faith – “a more incisive feminine presence” – Pope Francis

“I choose to call it a story of hope, a story of God…from ashes to beauty, (like) a beautiful stained glass window.” In 2014 the Voices of Faith Conference was established in response to Pope Francis’ call to “broaden the space within the Church for a more incisive feminine presence.” The Church has still a...

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Putting faith into action: LiveSimply award for SMA Parish

Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Patrick’s Church, Walthamstow, a parish in the care of the Irish Province of the Society of African Missions (SMA) has become the second parish in Brentwood Diocese and the 24th in England and Wales to attain the LiveSimply parish award. The LiveSimply awards were established to help parishes,...

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War Pawns: Short film depicts plight of Sudan’s Nuba Mountain people

The news agency, IRIN, has made a unique film about the plight of Sudan’s Nuba people. Journalists and NGOs are banned by the Sudanese Government from the Nuba Mountains. This rare film was captured by local community groups with guidance from international media sources. The narration is scripted directly from interviews with more than a dozen Nuba...

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International Women’s World Day of Prayer 2017

March 7 is Women’s World Day of Prayer. March 8 is International Women’s Day.   Since 1995 the International Women’s Day of Prayer is a special day in the church calendar for women to learn about each other, pray with and for each other, and help each other. It precedes International Women’s Day. It is...

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