• A quest(ion) for 2018: The Joy in Suffering

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    Rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4:4) is probably the simplest, most demanding command one could hope to respect. Always is not only something we increasingly shy away from, but to always rejoice almost implies we ought to be indifferent and naive to the circumstances we come across throughout our ...

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  • And The Award Goes To…

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    Over the past few days, there has been a lot of clamour on the news that Malta’s Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, was awarded the title of National Volunteer of the Year award. Reactions varied from a general sense of outrage especially by those who devote all their time to ...

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  • The reusable gold at the tip of our fingers

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    Starting of today, the 18th of November 2017, all Europe has agreed to work for one initiative termed EWWR. European Week for Waste Reduction is a resourceful idea to promote the reduction and reusability of waste. Governments, companies, organisations and individuals have all teamed up to colour our social media ...

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  • Music, a powerful connector

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    In the world of refugees any form of language which can bring down the barriers created by different languages is more than welcome. In most cases they resort to using signals or images or even making strange noises to get the message across. The results… barely decent, and that’s being ...

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  • Why agara? Why Lebanon?

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    “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Gandhi. Volunteering gives you a chance to change at least one individual’s perspective to life, be it by helping physically, financially, emotionally or socially, it gives you time to build a relationship with a ...

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  • Would you come over to town?

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    “You better watch out… Santa Claus is coming to town…” Well that’s what Michael Buble’ sings in the world reknown Christmas song, but I keep asking… would you, the reader, come over to town? To be more precise, would you come over to Dar Papa Franġisku and help out in ...

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  • Surviving the Jungle

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    The wait was over and off we were on board of an airplane, headed to Brussels. Picked up our rental car and off to France. The camps, well, I had mixed feelings. I admit, I had low expectations to what I will find in the refugee camps in Dunkirk and ...

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  • Save the jungle!

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    Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a refugee? I have done that a thousand times, and so far I still have not got a reply. However I can tell what it feels like to sit next to one, to feel welcome in their own camps, to ...

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