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JULY ISSUE
Going Beyond
The values of social justice and peace are often taken for granted or misinterpreted as mere absence of violence, force and restrictions. Oftentimes, they are seen as utopian concepts
that cannot be truly achieved. However, aware of the plight of millions
of people who are deprived of their basic rights,
we need to recommit ourselves not only
to promote a more equal
and fraternal society, consciously denouncing
and confronting those who violate a person`s dignity, but also to help others grow in their relationships with God and one another.
To advocate social justice requires us to go beyond the denunciation of the evils in today`s society. We need to actively live our daily lives in a just and peaceful way, overcoming our egoistic and egocentric mentalities and seeking
the common good that not only benefits the interests of a few but of many.
Only a heart that beats
in peace and seeks what
is right and just can contribute to a more humane and better world.

 
AUGUST ISSUE


 
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The values of justice redefined
Peace, freedom and ethnicity are some of the social values that are often taken for granted. Most of the time, peace is simply interpreted as the absence of violence, freedom as the absence of force or restrictions, and ethnicity as being unapologetically different. However, only with a genuine reinterpretation of thes...
 

Tools for social change
Exercising social justice does not only mean confronting those who violate a person’s dignity or rights. It can also mean doing ordinary things that help others grow in their relationship with God and others. But before this can happen, the tools needed to promote an equal society for all must first be cultivated. ...
 


MISNA: Missionary News Agency
All media products are heavily conditioned by the news bulletins of the big news agencies that monopolize the news world. The area of the developing nations especially needed an instrument of firsthand, impartial information. To satisfy this urgent need, MISNA (Missionary News Agency) was born.
 

 
What is it?
Its purpose is to foster spiritual communion with the missionaries, support the different missionary activities, and help in the formation of new missionaries. With your offering, you share in the work of evangelization the Comboni Missionaries are doing in four continents.
 

 
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NEWS UPDATES
MYANMAR
A notice board on the wall of the prosthetic department at Mae Tao Clinic’s prosthetic department shows the names of 54 patients who have visited the department since February – 52 of them have lost limbs to landmines. [...]
 
MANILA
Joshua Alvarez and his family fear for their lives when the monsoon rains come. Last August, their two-bedroom flat in Manila was flooded when severe tropical storm Trami dumped 15 inches of rain (380mm) in a few hours and the local reservoir overflowed. [...]
 

 

 

 
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
"We live in a world dominated by greed. We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth."
- Arch. Desmond Tutu in an article for The Guardian, April 2014. www.theguardian.com

"It is time for Christians to wake up to the damage growth is causing, break the silence on the alternatives, and become advocates of a new economic order in scale with this finite, fragile earth."
- Paul Bodenham, chair of Christian Ecology Link, commenting on U.N.`s report on climate change, www.thetablet.co.uk

"In every arena, we need to look at the industrial scale and systemic violence, not just the hands-on violence of the less powerful. When it comes to climate change, this is particularly true."
- Idem, Ibidem


 
WM SPECIALS & SELECTED FEATURES
  • Between Arms and Peace
    Still up in arms
  • From Death to Life
    Witnesses to the Light
  • Journalism today: A choice between market and people
  • Fear and Relicion
    Love is stronger than fear
  • GMO`s Agribusiness
    Words can`t feed the hungry
  • Francis: The People`s Pope
    The Reasons of our Joy
  • Death: A celebration and continuity of life
  • Protagonists of a Lay Path
    THE EARLY CHURCH: A lay initiative
  • Youth at the Crossroads
    In pursuit of purpose
  • Announcing the Faith
    Exploring true belief
  • The World Behind Bars
    Millions caged like animals
  • Church`s Challenges
    The Challenges Within
  • Time to join in
    Spirit and Mission
  • Sparing Lives
    A Disastrous Legacy
  • New Areopagus
    New Challenges, New Approaches
  • Meant for Peace Yet Ready for War
    The Peacemakers` Way
  • The Light of Hope
    Waiting in Joy
  • Ecology and Mission
    The Following of Jesus
  • Mission in Asia
    An Evangelizer`s Guide
  • Everybody`s Business
    A Thirsty World in Danger
  • A Liberating Feeling
    The Gist of an Unparalleled Event
  • Celebrating with joy
    A Laughing God
  • The Humanitarian Market
    After the Gold Rush
  • Popular Religiosity
    A Hidden Treasure
  • Signs of God`s care
    Journey of Communion
  • Faith and Science
    A Wonderful Adventure
  • The Way to the Heart of Asia
    Mother Teresa`s Way
  • Caretakers of Life and Justice
    A life in dialogue with God
  • A Gift of God
    Forgiving does not mean Forgetting
  • The Tragic Face of War
    Peace is possible
  • International Year of Forests
    The trees of life
  • Indigenous Peoples of Asia
    Preserving the pride and the dignity of the people
  • Preferential love for the poor
    A task for all Christians
  • An Eternal "Yes"
    Mary’s Spirit-filled journey
  • There is no life without death
    Filipinos and the departed
  • The Same Mission
    My Challenges as a Missionary
  • The Holy Land
    Fighting the Exodus and Spiritual Extinction
  • Helping to Build a Just Society
  • Mission`s Spirit
    The Spirit of Life
  • Women and War
    Double Victims
  • A Personal and Cosmic Way of the Cross
  • Weaknesses and Strengths of Catholic Teaching
  • Saving Children
  • Church`s Social Teaching
    The Silent Revolution
  • Searching for Jesus
    Searching For Jesus At Christmas
  • The Pope`s Social Vision
    A Deep Insight And A Few Omissions
  • The Power of Kindness
    The Scandal Of Food Waste
  • Nobody Owns Nature
  • Underground Curses of the World
  • Land Grab For The World’s Farms
  • A Land Torn Apart
  • Feeding The World
    The ‘Top Ten’ Humanitarian Crises
  • Taking Care Of God’s Reflection
    The Earth Is God’s Mirror
  • A Dialogue of Love
    The Dialogue Mission
  • Life’s Peace Awards
  • The Joy Of Christmas
    The Huge Cost Of Greed
  • A Filipino Portrait
    A Portrait Full Of Light And Shadows
  • Asia’s Legacy To The World
    The Treasures From Asia
  • Side Effects Of Climate Change
    A Menace To Tourism And The Poor
  • The Communication Challenge
    The Big Challenge
  • The Heart Of The Mission
    An Inevitable Personal Process
  • The Fragrance Of Jesus
    The Dialogue Of Life
  • Healing Lives
    A Country Held Hostage By Drugs
  • A Changing Image
    Olympics: A Bad Human Rights Performance
  • A Menace To The Poorest
    Green Hope Or A Great Swindle
  • Hoping For Peace
    Dialogue For Peace
  • Save God`s Gift
    Ethics And Climate Change
  • A Changing Mission
    Mission As A Gift
  • A Fundamental Human Right
    The Precious Oil Of Wisdom
  • Caring For The Slum Dwellers
    The Planet Of Slums
  • Dangerous Drugs
    Dying From Sickness And "Cure"
  • A Violent World
    God’s Key To Peace
  • Spoiling God’s Gift
    Red Alert
  • Global Injustice
    The Question Of Distribution
  • Protecting The Right To Life
  • A Portrait Of The Church
    The communication challenge
  • The Christian - Buddhist Dialogue
    Women in Church
  • The meeting point
  • Uganda: A Forgotten Drama
    A humanitarian drama
  • Older than Christianity
    Behind the media show
  • Earth A Growing Desert
    Desertification Land Impoverishment
  • Fiction: The Call of Mission
    Mission in Fiction
  • Climate Keep It Cooler
  • Building Solidarity
    The Naming of a Nomad
  • Respect for Nature
    Christianity And The Health Of Our Environment
  • Sharing the Light
    We Are All Priests
  • Embracing Peace
    Spiritual Quest
  • Educating the Future
    Positive Influence
  • Mission Without Borders
    Missionary Model
  • Body Mind Soul
    Path To Enlightenment
  • Rice is Life
    Celebrating Rice
  • Future Enslaved
    Endangering the Future
  • Is there a Future for Mission?
    Listening to Experience
  • Islam in Asia
    Complex Contrasts
  • Crossing the Seas
    Beyond The Borders Beyond The Margins
  • Cherishing our Earth
    Climate Change: The Facts
  • Praying With Your Feet
    An African Experience of Pilgrimage
  • A Woman from Samaria
  • A Missionary Heart
  • A Saint for the World


 

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