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When a cow is more valuable than a human life

A week with far too many tragedies at a school in South Sudan By Gabe Hurrish In South Sudan, tragedy is never far from our doorstep. At our Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio, we frequently get news of a person related to our students who has died or been killed. These incidents are never easy. This past week we...
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Learning the art of slowing down

Abby Belt on her new ministry at a Catholic school in Haiti By Abby Belt Of the many beautiful things Haiti has taught me since opening her arms to me, the art of slowing down is for me a continuing lesson. I walk the same 1.5-mile route to the school where my ministry is taking shape, sometimes four times a...
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Time for art with Margarita!

Margarita Duran brings joy and beauty to refugee children in Brazil By Kathleen Maynard I have recently had the joy of accompanying Margarita Duran, a fellow lay missioner here in São Paulo, Brazil, to her ministry of teaching art to immigrant and refugee children. Last week I accompanied her to the homeless shelter Centro Social Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Our Lady...
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Blogging from Baraki

New missioner Sam Janson is getting immersed in Tanzanian village life By Sam Janson With language school having ended, I have made my way to the village of Baraki, Tanzania for an immersion experience. I decided to come to Baraki following a suggestion of long-time Maryknoll lay missioner Liz Mach. While new missioners study Swahili at the Maryknoll-founded Makoko Language School in Musoma,...
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Sheltering lives from violence in El Salvador

Fleeing gang violence, internally displaced Salvadorans find a temporary safe haven By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds Nineteen-year-old Pablo has been in what he jokingly calls “this paradise” for 13 months. Together with his father, his 12-year-old brother and currently seven other people, he lives in a secret church-run shelter outside of San Salvador. Except for a few appointments related to their asylum applications,...
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