Vol.53 Num. 11/12 – November-December
We are nearing the end of 2021. The pandemic keeps limiting our actions but at the same time invites us to discover new ways in reaching out to our SEDOS Members and all those interested – and active – in Mission. – Fr. Peter Baekelmans, CICMExecutive Director
THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ADDRESSES HIS CORDIAL GREETINGS TO THE PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED BY THE DOCUMENTATION AND STUDY SERVICE OF THE GLOBAL MISSION (SEDOS) ON THE THEME «NEW TRENDS IN MISSION, THE EMERGING FUTURE».
Evangelisation has to do less with technical procedures and media but is fundamentally a question of human relationships. Anthropology has the task of analysing cultures and human behaviour and thus lays the ground for a missionary encounter.
By Christian Tauchner, SVD
Migration, generally, has gained attention from different thoughts of schools as the inflow of people does not only precipitate conflicts and controversies such that it affects not only the migrants but as well as the receiving communities, which is thus making migration an increasingly volatile and contentious be it political or religious issue.
By Francisca Eniye Agho, SSH
The country is at the bottom of the Human Development Index (HDI) at 186 out of 189 countries . Out of 11.2 million population- (estimated by Worldometer , 2020) about 85% are involved in agriculture and 65% owns cattle.
By Soosai Antony Vijilidali, DMI
El presente artículo responde a la inquietud de conocer la Iglesia que camina en América Latina. El autor, sacerdote perteneciente a la diócesis de Istmina – Tadó, en Colombia, en su experiencia pastoral ha tenido la oportunidad de conocer las diversas regiones de gran parte del continente, ha participado en congresos y reflexiones en el ámbito misionero y en su propia diócesis ha confrontando la realidad de pobreza, violencia y marginación de las comunidades que habitan el territorio.
By Samir García Valencia
By now the Catholics and the world at large have heard about the Encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti and many, in fact, have already reacted to it, most with enthusiasm while a few also with reservation.
Jacob Kavunkal, SVD
Advent and Christmas form a unique “Marian Season.” Christians recall that it was Mary, awaiting the birth of her son, who celebrated the very first advent. Mary made a unique faith journey, preparing for Christ’s nativity for nine full months. Filipinos make their proximate preparation for Christmas during Advent, particularly with the nine-day novena of morning masses, known as Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo, the “Mass of the Rooster.”
By James H. Kroeger, MM