Providing water and sanitation relief along with hygiene education and relevant training can help usher at-risk communities across Africa along the road to self-sufficiency.
In Kenya’s Rift Valley, the Maasai tribe has been living a nomadic lifestyle for generations. Father John Fortune is evangelizing the Maasai through education and spiritual formation in the village of Ewuaso Kedong. Because of the school, both children and adults have been baptized into the Catholic faith.
Good news out of Kenya. According to the Food Security Steering Group, nutrition in drought-hit areas has improved considerably due to an increase in food supplies. However, it is no time to be complacent. The situation remains at critical levels in key rural areas.
My recent bout of the stomach flu has made me grateful for some things: A comfortable bed. A toilet inside my home. Clean water when I’m dehydrated. Money for a doctor (and a vehicle to get to the clinic).
When Pope Francis exhorts us to see the face of Jesus in the suffering poor, that doesn’t mean poverty automatically makes a person Christ-like. Even so, those who are lowly in the world’s eyes are often just the sort of people God uses to humble the high and mighty by demonstrating a life rich in faith.
A renowned scholar, Saint Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275) is often referred to as the Third Entry of Aristotle into the world. As a Dominican friar, he basically took much of the philosophical method of Aristotle and “Christianized” it, thus preparing the way for a “Natural Theology” to be based upon deductive reasoning.