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AIDS in Uganda – the good news

AIDS is pandemic in many African countries but in Uganda, the proportion of the population who are HIV positive has fallen by nearly half in the 16 to 40 age group in the past 15 years.
It is not often that we hear good news about this deadly pandem

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Values teaching in schools needs to be more spiritual

The New Zealand Catholic Education Office strongly supports the teaching of values in schools, but the list is too limited at this stage.
The Ministry of Education has been working on The Curriculum Project to make values more explicit as the foundat

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Race-based health funding myth or reality

Concerns about whether health funding is based on race have been raised by various parties in the past few months as the general election draws near. These concerns have prompted the Wellington Catholic Peacemakers group, which meets regularly at the Suza

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Mary – hope in our darkness

A few weeks ago we celebrated our country’s patronal feast, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We also commemorated the 60th anniversary of VJ day, the end of World War II. Moreover, Anglican and Catholic scholars recently issued a joint statement

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Inter-faith dialogue about meeting other human beings

When meeting people of different faiths, it is important to remember that we are not just meeting philosophies but human beings, Archbishop John Dew told the interfaith panel last month.
The panel was part of the New Zealand Diversity Forum held to

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Gaudium et Spes 40 years on – as relevant today as ever

At the end of this year the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World turns 40. This month we begin a series of articles from various perspectives honouring this seminal document. The first gives the hist

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New Mt Vic church wins colour award

On the outside it is stained cedar and unpainted concrete, but the colourful inside of St Joseph’s Church Māoria, is a winner for its architect.

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