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‘Tis the season… but not jolly

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The ’16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children’ would have far greater impact if we also paid attention to some of the issues that trigger violent behaviour. Violence committed against children and women during this season escalates. We se... More »

Jesus was a feminist

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The campaign for the “16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children,” run annually at this time by the South African government, was launched on 25 November 2018 in Kwazulu-Natal. Francis Tuson looks at Jesus’ attitudes towards women in the Sc... More »

The grace in disillusionment

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Disillusionment is a prevailing sentiment these days, be it in some ordained men or the politicians of our world. Chris Chatteris SJ, argues that it’s also an opportune moment because the gloom and disappointment it brings also “throws us back on God”. If disi... More »

‘Daddy!’, he cried

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A story told by a co-presenter at a recent workshop that Ricardo da Silva SJ was involved with impacted him greatly. It triggered an experience he had had in a conversation with a group of young people. He reflects on the stories he heard and how they spoke to... More »

A sting in the SAA tale

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The national carrier may be forced to ground to a halt if the latest messages hailing from Treasury are anything to go by. Paulina French looks at the ever-growing flights of fancy at SAA, in search of a redemptive wing of hope but the tale just seems to be bl... More »

Being gay — a crime?

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Did you know there are countries in our world where it is a crime to be gay? A Tanzanian governor has declared war on gay people, setting up a special operations team in his police force to track down gays and jail them for life, for being who they are. Fikile... More »

Can politics save us?

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Environmental advocacy and concern, like promises made by politicians ahead of elections, seems to amount to nothing: little if any concrete actions result.  Chris Chatteris SJ questions how long governments and their citizens, and especially people of faith w... More »

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