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SACBC Training for Pastoral Agents of Migration

Apr 11, 2023
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The Southern Africa Catholic Bishop Conference has organised his traditional Training program on migration for pastoral agents, that took place at the Lumko Institute in Benoni (Johannesburg ) on the 27-31 March 2023. The Training involved coordinators of desks for pastoral care of migrants and refugees and Caritas operators from different dioceses of 5 countries: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique.   The main objectives of the 4 days course were:   1. To share experiences on the responses...

April Press Review

Apr 06, 2023
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Photo by Andrys on Pixabay International Countries urged to safeguard the health of refugees and migrants World Health Organisation, 1 March 2023 Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new technical brief, Addressing the needs of refugees and migrants: An inclusive approach to Universal Health Coverage, setting forth key actions and policy recommendations to safeguard and promote the health of refugees and migrants and ensure health equity for these populations. Currently,...

After all Project: A timeless collection of memories & wisdom from elders around the world

Apr 04, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration news

Photo from: After all Team   "Lunghe Vite e Migrazioni" (Long lives and migration) is a project aimed at creating a collection of video interviews of Italian citizens over 80 years old residing in South Africa. The interviews will be a platform for sharing with younger generations the experiences and awareness of the person being interviewed, using... all project ok.jpg

Disability and Migration in South Africa

Mar 14, 2023
Categories: news Research

Photo by Charles Deluvio on unsplash Disability inclusion and ensuring access to rights for all people with disability is critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An estimated 1.3 billion people globally are living/experiencing a significant disability accounting for 16% of the world’s population (United Nations (UN), 2023). The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) defines persons with disabilities as “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various barriers...

March Press Review

Mar 13, 2023
Categories: press review

Photo by Waldemar on Unsplash International How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work? Claire Klobucista, James McBride, and Diana Roy, 15 February 2023 The size of the U.S. refugee program has often fluctuated. The war in Syria and the resulting migration crisis in Europe increased policymakers’ scrutiny of arrivals from the Middle East, beginning with the administration of President Barack Obama. President Donald Trump ratcheted up that scrutiny with a ban on refugees from certain countries and sharp cuts to...

Lent At Sea

Mar 07, 2023
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Lent is the liturgical season of almsgiving, prayer, and fasting in preparation for Easter. As is customary during this time, the forehead is marked with the cross sign to mark the beginning of the season. This is a sign of humility that man comes from ashes and shall return to ashes as well as a sign of repentance for sins. Catholic faithful around the world goes to church on Ash Wednesday to receive ashes and begin Lent's 40... D IMG-20230226-WA0005.jpg