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The Logo of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network-Africa (JENA) and Caritas Africa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuits in Africa Partner with Caritas to Address Continent’s Food Crisis

Jun 28, 2021

The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Caritas Africa have resolved to collaborate in empowering local communities on the continent to participate in the policy-making processes that seek to foster food security.

Bishop Willybard Lagho addresses the faithful during Holy Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Outstation of St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish in Malindi/ Credit: Diocese of Malindi/Facebook

Kenyan Bishop Calls for Child Safeguarding amid Initiatives by Diocese against Abuse

Jun 27, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese has called for child safeguarding amid initiatives undertaken by the Kenyan Diocese to ensure the safety of children.

Fr. Peter Kimani, National Chaplain of the Kenya Prisons Services and Fr. Matambura Ismael of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar at the commissioning of prison catechists at the end of the catechists' training in Nairobi on Thursday, June 24.Credit: ACI Africa/JCAM

Jesuits Train Catechists in Kenyan Prisons to Equip Inmates with Coping Skills

Jun 25, 2021

Working in Kenyan Prisons has never been easy for spiritual caregivers who share the psychological burden of those locked behind bars.

A poster announcing the June 23 Webinar organized by All African Conference of Churches (AACC) to mark the International Widows Day. Credit: All African Conference of Churches (AACC)

Protect African Widows from Dehumanizing Traditions, Panelists Demand on Widows' Day

Jun 24, 2021

The need for widows in Africa to be protected against retrogressive and dehumanizing cultural practices that rip them off their dignity has been underscored at a virtual seminar organized by All African Conference of Churches (AACC) to mark the International Widows' Day.

A poster announcing the June 22-24 Webinar on Food Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: JENA

Transforming Africa’s Food Systems “not only possibility, also a necessity”: Jesuit Priest

Jun 23, 2021

The President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has, at a conference on Food Sovereignty, underscored the need for Africans to have stronger and secure food systems.

Poster announcing the Fourth African Union-European Union Agricultural Ministerial Conference/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

African Faith Leaders, Civil Society Decry Locals’ Exclusion in World Agriculture Policies

Jun 22, 2021

Members of Our Land is Our Life Alliance, an entity that brings together various African civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith leaders, have decried the exclusion of local populations in the implementation of agricultural policies that affect the continent.

Chart showing Aid allocated per region in 2020 by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Africa Receives Bulk of Funding as More Donate Towards Catholic Charity Despite Pandemic

Jun 21, 2021

Roughly one third of the total project aid that was supplied by Catholic Charity Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International in the year 2020, went to Africa, the leadership of the organization has reported.

Bishop Joseph Mbatia (right) receiving a donation of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Equity bank, a Kenya-based financial institution/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Mission Hospitals “straining” to Contain Pandemic amid Government Neglect

Jun 20, 2021

Catholic Mission Hospitals are over-stretching their resources while attending to COVID-19 cases in the country, the Bishop at the helm of the Health Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.  

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese during the Church and Politics Summit 202/Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Only faith can recover lost politics, restore humanity in politics”: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 19, 2021

The practice of trading insults that characterizes politics in Kenya can only be addressed by paying attention to faith principles, a Kenyan Catholic Archbishop has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe during the Priestly Ordination of Priestly ordination of Deacon Reuben Kemei in Kenya's Bungoma Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Faults Government for Suspending Public Worship in Parts of Country

Jun 18, 2021

The Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has faulted the government for suspending public worship in parts of the country, a move that seems to undermine, the Bishop says, the role of the Inter-faith Council.

Agenda of the June 16 webinar organized by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Rise, Reclaim Your Continent, Young Africans Told on the Day of the African Child

Jun 18, 2021

On the annual event of the International Day of the African Child (DAC), young people across the continent have been challenged to take up leadership roles and reclaim their position in global socio-political and economic space. 

Bishop Dominic Kimengich addressing delegates during the launch of the First Diocesan Synod for Kenya's Eldoret Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Eldoret Diocese Convenes First Synod in 62 Years to Address Pastoral Initiatives

Jun 13, 2021

The leadership of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret has launched the First Diocesan Synod bringing together members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity to address pastoral initiatives. development projects, spiritual guidance and cohesion in the Diocese.

Fridah Ijai, a Kenyan realism artist, describes painting in which she brings out the difference between the Even of the Old Testament and Mary, the Mother of Jesus who she describes as the 'New Eve'. The President of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar, Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator looks on. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenyan Artist Paints “New Eve” and “New Adam” to Retell Africa’s Story of Hope, Beauty

Jun 11, 2021

In one of Fridah Ijai’s paintings, a young black woman is surrounded by green vegetation and a succulent flower bud of a banana plant. The woman’s attention is fixed on her palms that tenderly hold a cracked egg shell. Through the shell runs a breaking rope, which also cuts through the entire painting. A dove is perched on the upper part of the rope, which seems shinier than the lower part.

Some beneficiaries of the Hungarian Scholarship for “Christian Young People” with the staff of EWTN Hungary. Credit: EWTN Hungary

Kenyan Beneficiaries of Hungarian Scholarship for Christians Eager to Transform Societies

Jun 10, 2021

Kennedy Mutua, a Kenyan postgraduate student pursuing climate change at a University in Hungary is eager to implement top-notch technologies in environmental conservation when he returns to Kenya.

The Official Logo Caritas Internationalis. Credit: Caritas Internationalis

Cancel African Nations’ Debts, Caritas Internationalis Urges G-7 Countries Ahead of Summit

Jun 10, 2021

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has urged the Group of Seven (G-7) countries, which comprises the U.S., UK, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, and Japan, to consider canceling debts owed to them by struggling African countries.

The Official Logo of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)/ Credit: JCAM

Planned Jesuit Conference to Advocate for “ecological restoration” in Africa: Official

Jun 9, 2021

The “food sovereignty” conference planned for later this month under the auspices of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) is expected to advocate for the protection of the environment and “ecological restoration” in Africa.

Fr. Stephen Otieno Makagutu donating sanitary towels to girls at St. Dominic Kianja Primary School within the Archdiocese of Kisumu
Credit: Fr Stephen Otieno Makagutu

How a Kenyan Catholic Priest is Fostering "menstrual hygiene" among Girls in Schools

Jun 6, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Priest is promoting menstrual hygiene among primary school girls by providing them with sanitary towels.

St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya/ Credit: Public Domain

Kenyan Parish Launches Data Gathering Exercise to Boost Participation in Church Activities

Jun 5, 2021

St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a data generation exercise aimed at improving the Pastoral and Social programs of the Parish.

Group photo of participants at the training organized by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) aimed at equipping teachers with skills to support their learners through childhood to adolescence/ Credit: ACI Africa.

Catholic Sisters’ Project to Equip Kenyan Teachers with Skills to Avert Teen Pregnancies

Jun 3, 2021

The ongoing adolescent training organized by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) is aimed at equipping teachers with skills to support their learners through childhood to adolescence in order to address the rising cases of teenage pregnancy in various parts of the East African nation.

The Burundi Oratory Youths Food Aid to Slow Down COVID-19 Outbreak Effect project. Credit: Salesian Missions

How Salesian Development Initiative is Facilitating Fight Against COVID-19 in Africa

Jun 3, 2021

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has, in a report, outlined initiatives the entity has undertaken in facilitating the fight against COVID-19 in African countries.