New Year, New Hope

As we step into 2024, the universal sentiment of renewed hope prevails, echoing the timeless optimism that accompanies the beginning of a new year.

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Limiting consumption, not people

All too often, the few rich and fortunate inhabitants of this unjust world demand – and even order and impose – that the many ‘cursed of the earth’ diminish in number, so that they themselves are not forced to change their all-devouring lifestyles.

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The Development we need for the future we want

In this article, Fr Kyara argues that basic science and not mere innovation is a crucial component for increased productivity and sustainable economic progress. He uses Kenya, perhaps one of the fastest-growing ICT markets in the world as an example. What he says about Kenya can be applied in the rest of Africa.

Technology for sustainable development in Africa

The importance of technology on achieving sustainable development cannot be overemphasized and African nations ought to embrace technological advancements in order to remain competitive on the global scene and ultimately, achieve sustainable development.

St Kizito Parish at 50

At 50, St Kizito parish can be proud of very many achievements. The Comboni missionaries-run parish among other things has uplifted the lives of the youth. Importantly, in line with the mission of any parish, it has helped young people to encounter Christ. One of them, now an adult narrates the heartwarming story of St Kizito Parish situated in Lusaka Zambia.  He also suggests valuable lessons for the church to embrace if she is to win today’s youth.

Vocation stories

From Pastoralist to Shepherd in the Church

Growing up in a Comboni-run parish, young Etabo found himself irresistibly drawn to the missionaries. Their close connection with his community inspired Etabo to contemplate joining their ranks.

An architect turned brother

He first came to Africa as a student of architecture. The visit changed his life. While touring missions in Tanzania with his friends, he encountered Africa’s Ubuntu and hospitality.

At the service of the gospel

“When I look back over my life, I realise how my vocation has evolved. I see that at the beginning I felt a deep desire to be useful, to serve, to help others. Over time I have discovered my vulnerability and weakness”.

Bringing out the best in people

He specialised in Metallic Construction, shaping objects of copper and steel, because he wanted to improve the life of people around him. He ended up modelling young people who want to transform the world.

I hitched my wagon to a star

“I am totally paralysed, but I feel a fullness of mind and heart that surprises me, and I dream of an accomplishment that I have not yet experienced…  This wheelchair has become the best of the pulpits for me”.