General

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

Fair Play for Africa – the Right to Health

Fair Play for Africa – the Right to Health   Same sickness, different response When we think of poverty and related issues, Africa often comes to mind. We think of the absence of human rights, colonisation, national debt, political strife and insecurity.  “One of the most basic human rights is the right to a basic level...

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Show this cartoon to the Climate Deniers – Why ‘Laudato Si’ is prophetic

EARTH DAY 2017 Randall Munroe is a genius scientist/cartoonist. He is renowned the world over, amongst comic and cartoon buffs, as the artist behind xkcd. Munroe combines his training as a physicist with his ability as an artist to simplify complex matters and present them in a way that even a child can understand. Below, he...

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Laudato Si’ Insights – 30 Acts of Mercy for Our Common Home

As part of our Laudato Si’ insights series, the SMA Thumbprint Campaign for Climate Justice presents the #Mercy2Earth 30 Acts of Mercy for Our Common Home.   #Mercy2Earth have drawn up the following list of 30 suggestions on how we can respond to the upcoming World Earth Day (21 April 2017) and the #Mercy2Earth weekend...

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1 am and 1 pm Holy Saturday Reflection

  1 am Christ is Dead  Christ is dead. His bloodied, bruised and punctured body     lies cold in a guarded cave.   Depression, born of hope betrayed, chokes the once vibrant faith of His followers.   This is truly the night of the dead. The night of deepening darkness     when all light is extinguished.  ...

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Irish decline and African increase in Roman Catholic membership

The on-line newspaper, Derry Now, has published an enlightening article that charts the rise and decline of Catholics and other faiths in Ireland and worldwide between 2010 and 2015, based on figures released by the 2016 Irish Census and the Vatican’s 2017 Annuario Pontifico (Statistical Yearbook). The article reports that while Roman Catholicism remains the dominant Church in...

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