About Consolation in East Africa

St. Irenaeus left us with beautiful words “the Glory of God is a human being fully alive.” These words were also vivid in the 2009 Instrumentum Laboris of the Synod for Africa in Rome.

Seen among the vast numbers of the elect are the infirm, the poor, the enslaved, widows, foreigners, migrants and persons on the periphery of African society. They are the very recipients of God’s preferential love, so much so that the Lord Jesus Identifies himself with them: “as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me (Mt. 25:40).

So at last here comes the Consolation

This is exactly our purpose in creating this blog, to promote God’s unconditional and preferential love to the poor and those who have been subjected to subhuman conditions. The focus of this blog is mainly to educate various actors assisting trafficked victims,  women and children, and all working to liberate people from the burden of both rural and urban poverty in East Africa.

This blog has been inspired by the joint study by Mensen met een Missie (MM) and Koinonia Advisory Research and Development Service(KARDS-known as 2009 MM-KARDS Study) that examined “Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children in East Africa“.

The editors invite reflections from East Africa on poverty with a specific emphasis on gender.

Editor: Michael Mungai Nyambura

Assistant Editor: Millicent Agutu


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