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My home — Africa

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Ruvarashe Nyamupangedengu’s Matric essay expresses her deep affection for her African heritage. She cherishes her Zimbabwean roots but celebrates that all of Africa is her home. She reflects on the recent xenophobic violence with sadness but hopes that we can ... More »

A glimpse into the real South Africa

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Increasing poverty and the state’s indifference to the plight of disenfranchised urban communities cast a pall of gloom over South Africa. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya tells the stories of ordinary people trying to eke out an existence — legally and illegally — and ... More »

My identity is more than a label

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Michaela van Nierop writes about being diagnosed with depression and surprisingly, attention deficit disorder (ADD). As she comes to term with her conditions and what she needs to do to manage them, she explains that her identity is more than her labels, but t... More »

How about a “wealth line”?

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As world leaders gather in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly, the world’s poorest nations will look for a greater share of the world’s wealth. Chris Chatteris SJ notes how the poverty line is often used as a measure of morally unacceptable ... More »

Time to edit St. Paul?

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St. Paul’s writings about women’s role in the home and the Church have been the subject of scrutiny and criticism by modern readers. Mike Pothier describes the experience of proclaiming a particularly difficult text. He contemplates how we are to interpret suc... More »

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