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trees_featherLiving in and involved with the communities in which we work, we in the SMA witness on a daily basis the struggle of Africa to achieve its potential in today’s world.
Africa for the SMA is the continent where we have found:
– a welcome
– an openness to receiving God’s  Word
– an attraction that inspires our missionaries to spend and give their lives.  At present, SMA works in 16 countries in Africa. For more information about any of these countries click on the name of country below
Angola Benin Central African Rep D R Congo Egypt
Ghana Ivory Coast Kenya Liberia Morocco
Niger Nigeria South Africasouth_africa_flag Tanzaniatanzania TogoFlag of Togo
Zambia        

 

Peacebuilding with the SMAs in East Africa

Mary Ellen Doyle learns of the peace work of Irish missionaries  Originally from the ‘sunny’ south east of Ireland, I have been training and working...

Congo: What is essential is invisible to the eye…

"It seems that when you kill ten million Africans — you aren’t called ‘Hitler’, your name never comes to symbolize the living incarnation of...

A picture tells a thousand words – SMA Egypt

It is a well worn adage that 'a picture tells a thousand words'. The idea that a picture can convey what might take many words...

Nigerian Inequality

An essential part of Catholic Social Teaching in Nigeria must increasingly emphasise the fair and just distribution of resources. In keeping with the Holy...

NIGERIA – Growing Income Inequality

Agenzia Fides (24 July 2017), quotes an Oxfam report which highlights that income inequality is one of the most serious and often less discussed issues...

Central Africa – Bangassou Cathedral Attacked after giving refuge to Muslims

The Bishop of the Central African Republic dioceses of Bangassou, Mgr. Juan José Aguirre Muños, told Agenzia Fides (24 July 2017): "Half of the population of Bangassou...

Kenya elections 2017

Empowering communities at risk of violence to be resilient By Rev. Patrick Devine, SMA, Ph.D, and Peter Linus Odote, Ph.D Its a sad fact that in...

South Africa: ‘Preparing for his removal’

President Jacob Zuma is fast becoming South Africa's Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, like Nelson Mandela, lead his people to freedom and independence. Sadly, that is...