Kenya rising: The Catholic Church in Africa

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The growing Kenyan church responds to the challenges of a young democracy.

“Our mother, Kenya, we love you so much; we need you again,” sing the students at St. Joseph Freinademetz Primary School in Ruai, outside of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

In early 2008 Kenya abandoned her children. When violence broke out following the contested December 27, 2007 election, about 1,150 people were killed and 300,000 displaced. For three months students weren’t in school. Homes, farms, and businesses were burned to the ground, and the economy ground to a halt.


Kenya rising: The Catholic Church in Africa

By Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
The growing Kenyan church responds to the challenges of a young democracy.

“Our mother, Kenya, we love you so much; we need you again,” sing the students at St. Joseph Freinademetz Primary School in Ruai, outside of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

In early 2008 Kenya abandoned her children. When violence broke out following the contested December 27, 2007 election, about 1,150 people were killed and 300,000 displaced. For three months students weren’t in school. Homes, farms, and businesses were burned to the ground, and the economy ground to a halt.


American dreams deferred

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Catholic charities struggle to help families meet basic needs.

“Here in San Jose, there’s a street that they call the ‘empty street’ because every single house on it is foreclosed,” says Gregory Kepferle, CEO of Catholic Charities in California’s Santa Clara County. Kepferle reports that his office is seeing an increase in demand for services from rental assistance to homeless shelters, though San Jose has fared better than other California cities.


Can this market be saved?

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A Catholic view of the market just may be what’s needed to rescue our economy from its moral recession.

The editors interview Daniel Finn

If anything good comes out of the current economic crisis, it might be a more urgent discussion of morality in the marketplace, theologian and economist Daniel Finn says.

Finn, a professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and president of the Society of Christian Ethics, has attended separate meetings of theologians and economists on back-to-back weekends for 30 years.


Can this market be saved?

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
A Catholic view of the market just may be what’s needed to rescue our economy from its moral recession.

The editors interview Daniel Finn

If anything good comes out of the current economic crisis, it might be a more urgent discussion of morality in the marketplace, theologian and economist Daniel Finn says.

Finn, a professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and president of the Society of Christian Ethics, has attended separate meetings of theologians and economists on back-to-back weekends for 30 years.


Good eatin'

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A hot dog tastes better when served with a side of justice.

Good eatin'

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Article Social Justice
A hot dog tastes better when served with a side of justice.

Good eatin'

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Article Social Justice
A hot dog tastes better when served with a side of justice.

Paper chase

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Article Immigration Social Justice
The right paperwork can save lives among the world’s stateless people.

After a record turnout of nearly 60 million Americans marched through voting booths this primary season, poll watchers are expecting U.S. citizens to vote in historic numbers next month, determining in classic democratic fashion (assuming the Supreme Court is not asked to intervene) who will lead the United States over the next four years.


Let them eat corn

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Our agricultural priorities should be on filling hungry bellies, not fuel tanks.

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