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Richard Bauer’s AIDS Ministry in Dar es Salaam (Archives)

Real Haven of Peace by Richard Bauer originally printed in Maryknoll Magazine (December 1998)In Tanzania's capital, the Church offers a safe place for people to find dignity and friendship Dar es Salaam means "Haven of Peace," but since the onset of AIDS, far too many young Tanzanians have neither a haven nor peace. Amid much poverty and suffering in this capital city of 3 million people, we are trying to offer people with AIDS a real haven of peace. Our program is called PASADA. That's short for Pastoral Activities and Services for people with AIDS in the Dar es Salaam archdiocese. My name is Rick Bauer. I'm a Catholic priest and missionary from the diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah,...

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Richard Bauer’s AIDS Ministry in Namibia

Namibia, US celebrate life by Dennise Mathieu; originally printed in The Namibian (The Free Press Of Namibia) December 5, 2008Rick Bauer is Director of the Catholic AIDS Action (CAA) of the Namibian Bishops' Conference After the introduction of life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, this hospice chose instead to mark World AIDS Day with a celebration of life, because the people who were once dying were now living. In this spirit, on World AIDS Day 2008 [Monday), we join the people of Namibia in celebrating life. For more than 25 years, the world community has witnessed the devastating impact of HIV-AIDS. Until recently, many wondered whether prevention, treatment and care could ever successfully be provided in resource-limited settings where HIV was a death...

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AIDS Ministries in Africa

AIDS / HIV in Africa AIDS by John Sivalon I doubt that there is anyone in sub-Saharan Africa who can actually say that they don't know somebody personally who has been affected by the Aids epidemic. In Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mozambique and elsewhere, from Presidents to peasant farmers, they have all seen either their own children, their nephews and nieces or their neighbors and colleagues' children die. They have seen their spouses and peers die. And below the surface, for everyone, there is an underlying fear that maybe they also are sick. Recently, I consoled someone whose hands were trembling and body was shaking as she tried to vocalize her greatest fear. "Am I sick?" As we start...

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Bugando University College of Health Sciences

Bugando University College of Health Sciences Department of Academic Computing by David A. Smith A new adventure and a new challenge began for me in the year 2002. I accepted a three-year position as Head of the Department of Academic Computing at a new Catholic medical school that was being established in Mwanza, Tanzania, at the Bugando Medical Center. The school's founding was a collaborative effort between the Maryknoll Society, the Tanzanian bishops conference, the Tanzanian government, and the Weill Cornell medical college in New York. Having majored in computer science while in college (before going to seminary) and having been involved in various aspects of health ministries during my twenty years in mission in Tanzania, it seems as if...

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Mikindani Catholic Youth Polytechnic

Mikindani Catholic Youth Polytechnic Brother Ed Redmond teaches auto mechanics at the Mikindani Catholic Youth Polytechnic school in Mombasa. Located on the Kenya coast, the Institute is under the auspices of the Catholic Archdiocese. Ed not only teaches classes to the students, but he is also helping build a new workshop. Before Ed's arrival, the students were trying to learn mechanics without much hands-on experience. Now they have tools and motors on which to practice. As part of the ongoing improvements at the school, Ed recently took the initiative to repaint all the buildings with the assistance of the students and other staff. [catlist categorypage="yes"]

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Maryknoll Institute of African Studies

Overseas Training Program Maryknoll Institute of African Studies by Romane St. Vil I came to the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies which is affiliated to St. Mary's University of Minnesota and Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya at the end of May 2000. The program, for that term, lasted three months. During those three months, I had three courses. One was an overview of African cultures, another one dealt with marriage and family and the third one was on African traditional religion. In the program, there were people from different countries and many Africans from different ethnic backgrounds. I think this program is a gift for missionaries and anyone who would like to involve themselves in a respectful dialogue with African religion...

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Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of St. Mary’s University

Overseas Training Program Maryknoll Institute of African Studies by Romane St. Vil I came to the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies which is affiliated to St. Mary's University of Minnesota and Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya at the end of May 2000. The program, for that term, lasted three months. During those three months, I had three courses. One was an overview of African cultures, another one dealt with marriage and family and the third one was on African traditional religion. In the program, there were people from different countries and many Africans from different ethnic backgrounds. I think this program is a gift for missionaries and anyone who would like to involve themselves in a respectful dialogue with African religion...

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St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary

St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary by John Conway On the chapel wall of St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary hang pictures of Willie Collins and George Putnam perhaps Maryknoll Africa's ancestors in the formal religious formation and theological education for priesthood. One recalls also the ministry of Dick Hochwalt at Kipalapala and that of Bob Vujs, Walter Gleason, Mike Duffy, Jack Quinn and Artie Brown (library) in service to the Apostles of Jesus, a religious missionary congregation founded in Uganda in 1968. Each of these men labored in "a slice" of Maryknoll's global missionary task of founding and fostering local churches. In the major thrust of my missionary life, I follow in their footsteps. I am resident teacher in the community...

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Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam

Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam It has been a year and a half since my return to Tanzania after ten years of service in the U.S. This assignment has brought me to Dar es Salaam and a new experience as Chaplain at the Muhmbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the medical university of Tanzania. This medical school at Muhimbili Hospital was once the only one in Tanzania. Formerly the School of Medicine of the University of Dar es Salaam it had a student population of just 400 in the 1970s. Today with a student body of 1600 it stands alone as MUHAS. Nearly 50% of the students are Catholic, a tribute to an historical emphasis placed on...

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Ministering to People Living with HIV/AIDS Ministering to People Living with HIV/AIDS

Ministering to People Living with HIV/AIDS by Lance Nadeau [caption id="attachment_276" align="alignleft" width="241"] (Kenya) Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program[/caption] In my dissertation I am writing here in Rome, I am trying to offer a missiological evaluation of the health ministry (huduma ya afya), that has developed in the jumuiya (small Christian Communities) of Nairobi East. My interest in the health ministry is missiological. Why? Because lay ecclesial ministry, such as the health ministry, is a critical index of the local church's formation. And formation of the local church remains a basic goal of missionary activity. Furthermore, I see the huduma ya afya as an East African expression of a global phenomenon in the postconciliar church, namely, the rapid expansion and...

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