Author: Xaverian Missionaries USA

Benedict XVI in Africa: Continent Called to Hope

“Africa is called to hope through you and in you! With Jesus Christ who had walked on the African soil, Africa can become the continent of hope”, said Pope Benedict XVI addressing the bishops of Cameroon, the representatives of the African Bishops’ Conference, the priests and the faithful, during...

India.Arie – Pearls

For International Women’s Day we missionaries know well the price women have paid in the 19 countries we work worldwide. This song is a tribute to those women who carry great burdens and yet continue to feed and nurture their families....

BANGLADESH Christians, Sikhs stress unity in first religious dialogue

The main purpose of interreligious dialogue is to break down walls between religions, said Archbishop Joseph Marino, apostolic nuncio to Bangladesh. Bhai Piara Singh speaking at the gathering. Archbishop Joseph Marino is seated behind (extreme left).He was speaking to a gathering of 150 Christians and Sikhs at a Sikh...

Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa

As is the case for most of sub-Saharan Africa, African Traditional Religion (ATR) is the indigenous religion of Sierra Leone. When the early forebears and later progenitors of Islam and Christianity arrived, they met Sierra Leone indigenes with a remarkable knowledge of God and a structured religious system. Successive...

Davos: How Will This Crisis Change Us?

In a plenary session titled “The Values behind Market Capitalism” yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I started with this observation: Every morning when I wake up in Davos, I turn on my television to CNN in my hotel room. And every morning, there is the...

St Paul and Ecumenism

As we approach the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Bishop John Arnold asks us to remember and be encouraged by the diversity that was a feature even of the early Church. What challenges were faced by the different Christian communities that Saint Paul wrote to?...

Love for Jesus brings Christians and Muslims Together

“Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest to God.'” Before searching for this quote...
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