Category: Our Youth….the future

Baptist Cleric Admonishes Children To Keep Hope Alive In A Greater Nigeria

Baptist Cleric Admonishes Children To Keep Hope Alive In A Greater Nigeria

The Minister in charge of First Baptist Church, Gwagwalada Abuja, Reverend Deji Oyelami has admonished Nigerian children to keep hope alive in a greater Nigeria. Reverend Oyelami gave the admonition during this year’s Sunbeam Anniversary of the Church in Gwagwala Abuja. The Baptist Cleric said with continuous prayers and genuine service to God, Nigeria would overcome her challenges. He therefore […]

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A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

A New Social Contract Needed for Children on the Move

Forced to flee wars and disasters, sometimes without family, and struggling to survive in the worst of circumstances, children on the move have long led very precarious lives. Be they refugees, internally displaced or asylum seekers, vulnerable and marginalised, they lose years of childhood. They are exposed to the worst forms of abuse, such as commercial exploitation and violence. Today, […]

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ECWA’s First-ever online Conference at Mushin DYC July 23-25, 2020

Proceedings of ECWA Mushin District Youth Council (MDYC) Online Conference July 23-25, 2020

ECWA sons and daughters from all over the world took part in the live broadcasts of the first-ever totally online conference on designated social media platforms. This online conference tagged ‘Empowered by the Spirit’ became necessary following the outbreak of the novel Covid-19 pandemic which has made large gatherings impossible for the unforeseeable future.   The Mushin District Youth Council […]

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Why Do Young People Leave the Faith (Image by Joseph Redfield:Pixabay)

Why Do Young People Leave the Faith?

Why do young people leave the Faith? I was asked that question the other day, and I replied, off the cuff, that it was two things: Their imaginations had not been formed by the Faith and our magnificent heritage of arts and letters, and they wanted to have sex. Most of the reasons that people give are either variations of […]

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The Burden of Women in South Sudan

Sudan: Women no longer need permission to travel with kids

New laws passed recently in Sudan have taken effect now allowing women to travel with their children without needing a permission from a male relative. The new reforms come after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted last year following protests. A ban has also been placed on female genital mutilation (FGM). “We [will] drop all the laws violating the human […]

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A girls makes a drawing reading "Everything is going to be alright", as part of school homework on the COVID-19 coronavirus on March 12, 2020 in Manta, near Cuneo, Northwestern Italy. (Images Marco Bertorello/AFP/GETTY Images)

Creative Ways to Work With Your Kids in the Age of Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads throughout the world, kids are home now for a while. It’s your job as parents/guardians to keep your kids priorities and their daily activities as busy and fun as possible with or without their devices. During the weekday, it’s best to stick with their school schedule that their teachers or instructors gave them. Several […]

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Rescuing children, securing safety and education, building bright futures

Breaking the Chain Through Education

How did a humble history teacher in New Jersey come to rescue enslaved kids in Ghana? Meet Evan Robbins, founder of Breaking the Chain through Education (BTCTE). It takes a very special person with compassion, selflessness, commitment and a creative mind to choose this path. Evan has not only rescued dozens of Ghananian children, but also inspired a generation of […]

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Nigerian police have rescued more than 300 men and boys, some as young as five, from a "house of torture" in the Rigasa area of the northern city of Kaduna, 27 September, 2019. The detainees were allegedly sexually abused, starved and tortured while they were held captive in shackles. A sign above the building reads: "Imam Ahmad Bun Hambal centre for Islamic studies." (REUTERS/Stringer)

Hundreds were freed from a Nigerian ‘torture house’ during a police raid

Nearly 500 men and boys have been rescued from a building in the northern city of Kaduna, where the detainees were allegedly sexually abused and tortured according to a Nigerian police. Men and boys as young as five were found in shackles at what was thought to be an Islamic school. Location of the torture house in the northern city […]

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Giving Teenagers Back Their Voice.

Giving Teenagers Back Their Voice

Rachel sits down across from us, eager to share her story. She’s a young adult working for a Catholic social justice institute. Even though she grew up in the church, she wants nothing to do with it now. Before we even begin our interview, she blurts out: “Finally, the church is talking with me and not at me!” Just prior, […]

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African Adventure – Angola

African Adventure – Angola

Organizer: Jesus Mission Trips Region(s): Africa Location: Southern Africa Type: Film Showings, JF App Evangelism Dates: Nov 1, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019 Cost: $1,350 (airfare and travel visa not included)    Come be a part of reaching out to people with the message of “JESUS” in this isolated and poor country in Southern Africa! Once defined by years […]

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