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Uganda: New studio inaugurated on “World Communications Day”

“Radio Wa contributes greatly to peace and reconciliation”  The radio station which set ablaze by LRA rebels in 2002 during the civil war and had since been housed in temporary accommodation has finally been reconstructed. On the occasion of the 47th World Communications Day, May 12th, the north Ugandan diocese of Lira, the new building […]

Nigeria Promoting reconciliation and peace

ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  Nigeria is going through a time of trial and horror – and not only since the attacks by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. For years now a succession of conflicts has torn at this vast West African nation. Everywhere, among ordinary people, there is a longing […]

Nigeria “The twin monsters of corruption and insecurity”

By ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, May 7, 2013 – “Growing corruption and religious violence jeopardise the West African country of Nigeria.” This stark warning by Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, was given during his recent presentation to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels. Cardinal […]

IFHIM Choir

In yesterday’s article titled The Builders of Bridges, we summarized what took place at the evening of peace and gratitude, organize by the students of l’Institut de formation humaine intégrale de Montréal (IFHIM). In this article, we told you about a choir whose song was the Prayer of Saint Francis, sung in the Portuguese language.  […]

Brazil – Thanks to you, we were able to help!

  Help for the training of seminarians  Thanks to the generosity of ACN’s benefactors, eight seminarians from the diocese of Santarém are able to continue their studies. “The fact that we can count on such people who help us so generously, without expecting anything from us, fills me with great joy,” writes one seminarian. “I […]

One million more YOUCATs for World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil

Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  In preparation for the World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s dioceses and new Catholic movements are given a million additional copies of YOUCAT, the new youth catechism published by the universal Catholic Church. Jacinto Bergmann, Archbishop of Pelotas, chair of the […]

We would like to invite you, over the next two weeks, to travel with us to Brazil, a country boasting the greatest number of Catholics in the entire world. This year, At ACN The month of April, Will be dedicated to Brazil.   BRAZIL Texts by Teresa Engländer, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN […]

Syria – Children as Peacemakers

By Eva-Maria Kollman, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada “Dear God, please make the war end so that we can go home at last!” –This is the prayer said by the children who have fled from other parts of Syria to the Wadi al Nasara, the “Valley of Christians”, in the west […]