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Sarah-Leah Pimentel

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Sarah-Leah is Johannesburg-born and raised but now lives and is inspired by the ocean in Cape Town. A former teacher and current open source media analyst and translator, she has worked in the field of open source media monitoring for the last ten years. Sarah-Leah is about to take a leap of faith in teaming up with some great minds to start a new company that provides open source intelligence to public and private entities to assist them in monitoring and responding to political and security risks. Born and raised a Catholic, the Church's social teaching is both a challenge and inspiration to her. She also writes a monthly column in The Southern Cross.

Religious desecration as an act of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

The military conflict in northern Ethiopia has drawn the attention of the world's media and faith-based news websites have also reported on the destruction...

What do you truly desire?

Inspired by a Netflix series and an Ash Wednesday retreat, Sarah-Leah Pimentel reflects on what she wants out of life. She explains that a...

Uganda’s Church leaders struggle with impartiality as pre-election tensions rise

President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power in Uganda since 1986, is gearing up for another election win on 14 January. He has...

Mercy conquers doctrine in the Catholic Church’s response to HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December each year. The Catholic Church has for decades been immersed in pastoral activities to care for...

Thanksgiving is more than an American holiday

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday in the United States that brings together family and friends in a celebration of gratitude for the many blessings...

Politics and religion in (not so polite) society

The recent US election had less to do with mature debate and more with lobbying and finger-pointing to garner votes. Sarah-Leah Pimentel is especially...

Church condemns attack on school in Cameroon’s restive region

Church leaders have condemned the 24 October attack by unidentified gunmen on a school in Cameroon which left several children dead and others injured....

Skeleton in the closet: A closer look at the clothing industry

During the month of September, many Christian churches celebrate creation and draw attention to the ways in which our consumption patterns are contributing to...

The Mozambican bishop on the frontline of a humanitarian crisis

Armed insurgency has created a humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique. The Catholic Church in the Diocese of Pemba — under the leadership of Bishop...

Underlying racism and other-isms of the Church as institution

Despite the worldwide demonstrations in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, Sarah-Leah Pimentel argues that racism cannot be overcome...

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The (im)possible challenge: The road to recovery

On 21 April President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation to announce the creation of a R500 billion recovery and stimulus package to help South...

Underlying racism and other-isms of the Church as institution

Despite the worldwide demonstrations in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, Sarah-Leah Pimentel argues that racism cannot be overcome...

Archdiocese of Cape Town gains two new priests and one deacon

On Saturday, 10 August, the Archdiocese of Cape Town celebrated the ordination of two men to the priesthood and another to the diaconate at...

For whom the bell tolls: prayer or noise?

The sounds made by people gathered for prayer are considered, by some, a serious public nuisance and a violation of religious freedom. A heated social media exchange on this issue provoked Sarah-Leah Pimentel to write.

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