Tag: Africa

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    The new leader of the Anglican Communion says that true reconciliation requires “putting your most valued and passionate beliefs out for them to be examined, attacked, and then finding a way to love the person with whom you are dealing.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    The former British prime minister converted to Catholicism and established a foundation to address issues of faith and globalization. “The big issue of our time,” according to Blair, “is trying to deal with extremism based on a perversion of religion, and how you get peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths and cultures.” More

    August 24, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with Tony Blair, who says faith can provide strength and spiritual consolation, but “it can’t tell you the right answer. You’ve got to work that out, in a sense, on your own. It can’t determine your policy, because life’s not like that, I’m afraid.” More

    August 24, 2012 | Comments

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    Some estimates predict that the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro will disappear completely by 2020. Without the ice and snow, the rivers that flow down the mountain will simply dry up. “Then there is no life here. The people will have to move or they die,” says assistant bishop Frederick Shoo. More

    July 13, 2012 | Comments

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    “We empower national Masai to do the ministry. I didn’t start any of these churches. I’m not the leader of any of these churches. But we’ve trained these people so that they could move out and do it,” says Gary Woods, a missionary who has been preaching in Africa for 25 years. More

    July 6, 2012 | Comments

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    “Drought does not need to mean famine,” according to Niger’s president, who adds that the country is tired of needing help and not being able to feed its own people. “We need to escape from emergency aid. We need to help our population produce and provide for itself.” More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-femalecircumcision

    It is a painful rite of passage for girls in many African and Middle Eastern countries, but in Senegal there has been a remarkably successful campaign to change people’s attitudes towards female circumcision in an effort to eliminate the practice altogether. More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

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    “When somebody dies in Christ, or dies a Christian, it’s a good thing because he’s going to God. He has died on a good path,” says Nii Adei Klu. More

    January 13, 2012 | Comments

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    “They don’t believe that either change is possible there or that their money, or their resources, what they give, will actually translate into something different on the ground. That’s the crisis that we’re seeing,” says American Refugee Committee president Daniel Wordsworth. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-ghana

    Religious leaders of this largely Christian country will play a key role in successfully managing its wealth and fostering its adherence to democratic values. More

    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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