NEWS

dialogueNew Justice Briefing: SMA Justice Briefing No. 19 is now available.  "Africa - Ireland; Muslim Christian Dialogue" looks at the vital role of dialogue between Christians and Muslims both here in Ireland and in Nigeria.  In particular, it focuses on the North of Nigeria where there is a growing communal rift between Muslims and Christians in the wake of the on-going campaign of bombings pe rpetrated by the Boko Haram group who, in spite of condemnation by Muslim religious leaders, claim to act in the name of Islam.   Read more

 

Ireland criticised over failure to adopt asylum legislation
Thursday, 06 December 2012
The Council of Europe has warned that asylum seekers in Ireland are being kept in facilities which have "negative consequences on their mental health, family ties and integration prospects".  Read more

 

St Josephine Bakhita - a Saint for Africa a Saint for our time:  Feast Day 8th February

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 Below are a series of articles about St Bakhita, about her life, the transformation she underwent and the meaning of her life and example for us today.

 

 

From Slavery to Freedom

A Life Transformed

A Saint for our Time a Saint for Sudan

Download a pdf version of all articles


 

 Asylum Applications down to 950 in 2012
3 Jan 2013:
 
This figure, along with many other statistics, is explained by Fiona Gartland of the Irish Times in this article which gives an overview of immigration during the last year.  Read more

 
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