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Nomination: Sr. Nancy Downing is now General Counsel, Senior Vice-president of Covenant House International. We wish Nancy well in this courageous undertaking.

UN: Sr. Stacy Hanrahan will be attending the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris from November 30 to December 11th. Our prayers need to go to the conference in her suitcase.

Greetings From Sister Katrine (Aka Cathy Molloy): Despite the fact that most of the news about life in Africa is not good news, I want to assure you there is also some good news. Here in Tobin/Kumbo children as young as three and four years old walk together, hand-in-hand, to nursery school, women trek to their farms and people worship in their churches and mosques regularly.

Liberating education is taking place in the Congregation of Notre Dame sponsored library where students come twice a week to enjoy books according to their level – two years to sixteen! They also enjoy a variety of learning activities unlike their very structured school program. The older students (9 - 15) willingly help the younger ones.

This past year, a small group of secondary school students participated in a book club. Being very moved by the story of Malala, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, they wrote letters to her. We hope to hear from her – eventually! The forty-three villages of the OK water project are in a period of transition continuing their work of education for sustainability and preparing to become an Association recognized by the Cameroonian government. This, of course, involves assuming greater financial stability and having Cameroonian leadership. For this year of transition, the OK project is blessed to have the help of a volunteer from Engineers Without Borders. He does follow-up visits to the villages to assess the present commitment to sustainability in light of the criteria established to continue as an OK partner village.

I continue to be moved by the graciousness and hospitality of the NSO people. From their earliest years the children are taught to “greet,” to share the little they have, and to say thank you/Beri WO.

Please continue to keep the precarious situation in northern Cameroon in your prayer. We have heard that there are some American troops there now. United in Mary and Marguerite as we celebrate the anniversary of the canonization and CND vocation day.

Something I Learned At The Cnd International Justice Meeting This Summer: The harmful trends in capitalists markets include: Socialization of Environmental and Social costs Privatization of Wealth and Profit. Sr. Rose Mary Sullivan

 

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