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The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

How missionaries help victims of war

The current three-year-old conflict in South Sudan has forced more than 2.3 million people to flee their homes. These war-affected populations also need psycho-social and spiritual help to mitigate…

The night before Christmas

In Ghana, all hopes for a festive celebration of the birth of the Child Jesus were dashed off when, on the night before Christmas, soldiers attacked a village, taking away boys and girls. In spite of…

Ending manual scavenging

Under India’s caste system, the Dalits or “Untouchables” clean dry latrines, sewer lines and septic tanks. For his crusade against this inhumane work and for helping manual scavengers to take on more…

Proclaiming God’s boundless mercy

Pope Francis has titled his message for World Mission Sunday 2016 as "Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy." Francis centers his reflections on “Mission and Mercy” since, this year, the Church is…

Little Gandhi

A retired dentist’s commitment to do volunteer work for the poorest of society has brought him to some of the neediest countries. His latest journey took him to India, where he served in a clinic and…

Years of growth

Four hundred years after the introduction of Christianity, the Church in Vietnam continues to thrive. Despite the cultural, social, and political challenges, as well as the trials and persecutions,…

Bridge builder

Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, SDB, was born on October 22, 1936, in Palai, India. He retired in January 2012 after serving as Bishop of Dibrugarh for 11 years, and 20 years as Archbishop of…

Last rite, last right

For someone who was born to a wealthy family and rose to fame as an award-winning actor and filmmaker, Kyaw Thu has a comfortable life anyone in Myanmar would envy. However, despite his stature,…

Four-in-One, One for All

“Unity in diversity” is a trite and often overused concept that describes how coalitions are able to exist and work towards achieving a common goal. However, this same hackneyed phrase is perhaps the…

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