Quality education for all

ProFuturo child and tablet(Speech by Bishop José Luis IMC at the launching of the ProFuturo programme in the Kingdom of Eswatini – 01 June 2022)

Livi laba yinyama!

Honorable Minister,

The Catholic Church in the Kingdom of Eswatini has always shown a clear commitment to the education of the children and young people in the Swazi Nation. The 47 primary schools, 13 high schools and a nursing college are a clear witness to that.

It goes deeper than that. It is not just about having schools or tertiary institutions. It’s a commitment to quality education and to making sure that the education we offer through our institutions will open doors to them in the future. We believe that the energy we invest in the education of children and youth, strengthens their dignity and offers a better future to the whole nation. Continue reading “Quality education for all”

“He lived among us”

By Gugulethu Dlamini

Gugulethu DlaminiBishop Mandlenkhosi Zwane was a man who overcame a number of barriers to justice and peace, including the following:

Cultural indifferences – through his support, vision and caring ministry to both South African and Mozambican refugees as well as the SADC region.

Conceptual difficulties – by welcoming the idea of the community extension programme He was delighted by the community extension programme facilitated by Prof. Stan of eSwatini, and he requested that the initiative be extended to his church. But then, he realised he needed skills on the programme, so he requested permission from his church to attend a course on community extension programmes. Continue reading ““He lived among us””

Migrants and Refugees: a coordinated and sustainable response

By the SACBC

“I learned that you can be migrant even within your own community, in our parish we are not that concerned about reaching out to migrants and refugees, I will try hard to create a group/ committee to look at working with migrants and refugees in our parish,” said Thulile from St. Jude parish, on the attendees of a workshop on Migration in Eswatini.

It was a meeting of members of the Eswatini Council of Catholic Women (ECCW) from the 17 parishes in Eswatini. Twenty-three women, representing 16 parishes, met in the diocese of Manzini for a three-day workshop, from 29th April to 01 May 2022, on Migration under the theme “Migrants and Refugees: A Coordinated and Sustainable Response.” Continue reading “Migrants and Refugees: a coordinated and sustainable response”

For faith-filled young people

This month of May, the Pope begins a cycle of three prayer intentions dedicated to the family.

He has decided to begin by speaking first to young people, who “want to build something new.”

He offers them an example to follow: “When I think of a model with whom young people can identify with, our Mother, Mary, always comes to mind.”

Francis asks young people to take risks like she did, keeping in mind that they “need to discern and discover what Jesus wants” from them. In this discernment, Francis says, “it’s a great help to listen to the words of grandparents.” And he proposes three companions for their life journey: courage, knowing how to listen, and dedication to service. Continue reading “For faith-filled young people”