Golden jubilee of Msupadzi Catholic Chruch in Chipata

Lundazi 08-2013 01Lundazi Catholic Parish Priest Viatuer Banyangandora (centre) with other clergymen during the celebration of 75 years of the existence of Msupadzi Catholic Church in Chipata on Saturday.
Picture by ZANIS – Daily Mail, Monday, August 19, 2013
On the left, behind Father Banyangandora, is our confrere Joseph McMenamin, M.Afr.
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Catholic Priests led by St Mary’s Junior Seminary Rector Father Osric Banda dancing to the Tanksgiving song during 75 years golden jubilee of Msupadzi Catholic Chruch in Chipata on Saturday.
Picture by Chikondi Phiri – Daily Mail, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Forth from the right, on the queue, is our confrere Father Jean-Luc Gouiller, M.Afr

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: August 23

logo-wikipedia-free-encyclopediaInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. That date was chosen by the UNESCO Executive Board’s adoption of resolution 29 C/40 at its 29th session. Circular CL/3494 of July 29, 1998 from the Director-General invited Ministers of Culture to promote the day. The date is significant because, during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791 on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which set forth events which were a major factor in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
UNESCO Member States organize events every year on that date, inviting participation from young people, educators, artists and intellectuals. As part of the goals of the intercultural UNESCO project, “The Slave Route”, it is an opportunity for collective recognition and focus on the “historic causes, the methods and the consequences” of slavery. Additionally, it sets the stage for analysis and dialogue of the interactions which gave rise to the transatlantic trade in human beings between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.
The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first celebrated in a number of countries, in particular in Haiti (23 August 1998) and Senegal (23 August 1999). A number of cultural events and debates were organized. In 2001 the Mulhouse Textile Museum in France conducted a fabric workshop entitled “Indiennes de Traite” (a type of calico) used as currency in trade for Africans. The International Slavery Museum opened its doors on August 23, 2007 in Liverpool where Slavery Remembrance Day events have been conducted since 2004.
Source: Wikipedia