Living in and involved with the communities in which we work, we in the SMA witness on a daily basis the struggle of Africa to achieve its potential in today’s world.
Africa for the SMA is the continent where we have found:
– a welcome
– an openness to receiving God’s Word
– an attraction that inspires our missionaries to spend and give their lives.
At present, SMA works in 16 countries in Africa. For more information about any of these countries click on the name of country below.
Serving the people of Africa and people of African descent around the world.
Cooking Clean – Saving Lives
We tend to take our modern gas and electric stoves and ovens for granted, but in many countries, homes have only kerosene or solid fuel cooking stoves, which can pollute household air. Each year, more than 4 million people die globally of complications from inhaling smoke from these stoves. In a study on the risks, researchers...
Caring About A Small Blue Planet – SMA Parish, Wilton, Cork
We are the earth, through the plants and animals that nourish us. We are the rains and the oceans that flow through our veins. We are the breath of the forests of the land, and the plants of the sea. The SMA Parish, Wilton, Cork are in the process of becoming an Eco congregation. The...
SMA NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY
The annual Novena to Our Lady begins at St. Joseph’s SMA Church, Blackrock Road, Cork, on Friday 19th May, and culminates with our annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 27 May 2017. Details of mass times, themes and chief celebrants follow. Novena Prayers are at the bottom of the page. Friday, 19 May Celebrant: Fr P...
Shalom’s Methodology Have Impact in Northern Ireland
The following article on the work of Shalom, Kenya, has been contributed by Tom Watson, president and founder of CauseWired, a US consulting firm advising clients on the social commons: nonprofits, foundations and companies.Tom is a journalist, author, and consultant who has worked at the confluence of media technology and social change for two decades. Tom...
TOGO Bishops – “… a bomb that may explode”
Agenzia Fides reports from Lomé (4 May 2017) the following statement from the Bishops of Togo: “The frustration of Togolese civil society is a bomb ready to explode… Let us recognize that behind the appearance of peace and tranquility, Togo is living a very negative moment: its sons and daughters are increasingly disappointed: they no longer know...