News from Thursday, 24 April 2008

The Upside Down Kingdom. The Back-to-front Empire.

I have spent a fait bit of my time writing recently. Whilst researching some stuff I stumbled across this quote from Tom Sine – and loved it.

“When Jesus began teaching he made it clear that his new empire would be unlike any empire the world had ever seen. It came on a donkey’s back. It’s imperial council was comprised of a handful of unemployed fishermen, a couple of IRS agents, a prostitute and some hangers on.

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Spike Posted by Colin Corbridge on Fri, 25 Apr 2008 | 1 comments | Visit Spike Corbridge's blog

Long Term Partnership is Vital Claims Archbishop of Burundi

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CMS Ireland’s Regional Mission Partner for Mid Africa, Niall Manogue, has recently returned from a visit to Burundi, where he spent time with CMS Ireland’s partners in Gitega and Matana Dioceses.

During his visit he had the opportunity to meet Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi and they took the chance to discuss why the growing partnership between Ireland and Burundi is proving to be significant.

You can listen to an extract of their time together here or read on for Niall’s reflections on his visit.

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Posted by Colin Corbridge on Fri, 25 Apr 2008

Census Begins in Yei

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After a one week delay, the fifth Hosing and Population census got under way at midnight on Monday 21st April. Everyone was recorded where they were sleeping that night. The results will be very significant and will be preparatory for the referendum on the future of Southern Sudan, to be organised in 2011.

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Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Thu, 24 Apr 2008 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog

Mongo Primary School Progressing Well

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The road to Mongo is notoriously bad! In the dry season it is a very bumpy journey; in the rainy season it is sometimes impassable.

I drove the road earlier today in order to visit the new Primary School building that is being constructed in Mongo, funded by Connor Diocese, through CMS Ireland.

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Spens Posted by John and Poppy Spens on Thu, 24 Apr 2008 | Visit John and Poppy Spens's blog