Monday, February 14, 2011

Of coincidence and more!

I have always enjoyed reading pieces especially on contemporary issues and other concerns of our times. That could be part of what triggered my interest in blogging. Towards the end of last year, i received an invitation from Ms.Uta Sievers, the communications officer at the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Rome, to contribute an article for the Secretariat's quarterly journal, 'Promotio Iustitiae'.
The article titled 'Degradation of the earth and the poor:the facts', is my first ever article to be published in a journal,let alone one of international repute and stature as Promotio Iustitiae. Naturally i am very excited, knowing that quite a few people that i will most likely never meet in person, are interacting with me through the article. (Link to the article:

It was quite interesting to read the editorial. It turns out that this was the last issue(30th, while it also turns out that this is my 30th blogpost!!) to be edited by Fernando Franco, who has been at the helm as editor for seven and a half years. No mean feat! Now Fernando had taken over from Michael Czerny, who had been appointed director of the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) based in Nairobi, Kenya, and where i have been working for the past year and a half. At the time of my writing the article, Michael had moved back to Rome in a different role as personal assistant to Cardinal Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
A year and half ago, friends of mine from Poland 'baptised' me 'Kazimierz' the name of a famous Polish King. I quickly adopted the name on my facebook profile, and it also turned up on the article!
Coincidence or just life playing itself out?

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