Dear Friend in Faith:
The Affording Hope Project presents Leaps and Bounds, a one woman show which explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and the global economy. Using storytelling, song, movement, music, poetry and prayer, this work of theater sheds light on the driving factors of our environmental crisis while awakening the imagination to a new way of living with and relating to Earth. Grounded in theological reflection, this performance illuminates the quality of life available should we trust in God’s abundance and adopt the practices of Sabbath Economics. Continue reading The Affording Hope Project
Since 2000, up to 75 percent of farmworkers in Zimbabwe have been evicted by govt-sponsored land seizures.Credit: IRIN
JOHANNESBURG and CAPE TOWN, Jan 25 (IPS) – The seizure of large commercial farms – almost all white-owned – has continued despite the formation of a unity government in Zimbabwe. The country’s farm workers say they are the biggest losers.
The workers say that Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders must intervene immediately to stop the violence against them. Continue reading One Million Casualties of Land Reform
Photo: Bonile Bam/IRIN
|Poverty levels remain
8 February 2010 (IRIN) – The growing gulf between the haves and have-nots in the black population has given South Africa the dubious distinction of becoming one of the world’s most unequal societies, according to a recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an inter-government body. Continue reading SOUTH AFRICA: Inequality not so black and white
Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
ECCR’s most recent report documents, and provides an update on, the social and environmental impacts of the operations of Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), and explores what needs to change.
At the report’s core are five case studies commissioned from civil society organisations that work with Niger Delta communities. Questions that the report seeks to address include: Continue reading Shell in the Niger Delta: A Framework for Change – five case-studies from civil society
Nigeria’s Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan has become acting president, after weeks of political turmoil caused by the absence of its ailing leader. Continue reading Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan becomes acting president
(CISA) -As we begin the season of Lent this year, we will share with you the message of Lent. This year, the Bishops of Kenya through the Peace and Justice Commission have settled on the Theme of “Towards Healing and Transformation” to guide in reflection and prayer. Continue reading KENYA: Lent Message from the Peace and Justice Commission
BBC News, Nairobi
By Will Ross
Ongoing political wrangling in Kenya’s coalition government is having a major detrimental effect on its fight against corruption, a lobbying group warns. Continue reading Kenya faces political ‘meltdown’