World - 2009

Nairobi, Kenya. Creative Commons CC0

How the New Creature Is Born

WorldDavide Perillo

The Movement in Africa gathers in Nairobi for three days of work and friendship, discovering, in facts and faces, that Christianity is a challenge–not to the culture, but to the heart.

Bethlehem, Palestine. Wikimedia Commons

Where Everything Began

WorldAlessandra Stoppa

From the wall that cuts Bethlehem in two, to the classrooms in the Palestinian universities; the life of men and women who take their faith seriously where the presence of Christ seems to be something frail and hidden–is a challenge for everyone.

Pope Benedict XVI. Wikimedia Commons

Get Up, Africa

WorldAndrea Tornielli

Forgotten wars and the attack of modern ideologies, AIDS, and poverty. But beyond all the politics, there is an announcement. We present an assessment of the assembly that, in 20 days of work, managed truly to touch reality, “in God’s perspective.”

Lagos, Nigeria. Wikimedia Commons

Asking for Life Amidst the Huts

WorldAlessandra Stoppa

Thatched roofs, no electricity, and two days’ journey from the city. Yet it was here that one fine day people could be heard singing ancient songs of Christian tradition. Welcome to Jalingo.

Yaoundé, Cameroon. Wikimedia Commons

One Single Person

WorldMarco Pagani

A country with more than 200 ethnic groups, where barriers and prejudices make living together difficult. The life of a small community–with its center for former street children and the “common fund”–has just received a great gift: the Pope’s visit.