IT costs up to R100000 to train a guide dog for the blind, and the South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) has various programmes to raise money for the training of the dogs.
Category: Christian Leadership
Fr Michael Seheri, of the archdiocese of Johannesburg, has lived in Italy since June 2010. He successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “The Abrahamic Covenant: A Study From a Canonical Perspective”, at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (or Santa Croce).
Catholic Women Speak conference in Rome. A South African representative to a Catholic women’s conference in Rome last month has called for a synod on women. At the Catholic Women Speak conference in Rome, she noted that the needs of Catholic women in Africa or India differ from those in Europe or the US.
Bernadette Chellew’s Praying the Scriptures: 8 Chapters of Lectio Divina Reflections makes use of Judeo-Christian Scriptures, as well as the ancient Lectio Divina practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, with the author promising to explore the “eight aspects of prayer” with readers.
The brutal attack on a Pretoria study house in which a priest and a seminarian were injured in late September followed an onslaught of crimes against churches over the past few months—but “the Church will continue its work of ministry and service”, Archbishop William Slattery vowed
Catholic firefighter Sipho Mataka will be running the Mandela Marathon on August 26 to raise money for the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban. Mr Mataka, 39, from New Hanover in KwaZulu-Natal, is no stranger...
Following several conversations with Catholics in business and industry, it was felt that there needed to be a body where they could integrate faith and work;
Ideally two parents belong together, ideally too a dad and a mom. But this is not necessarily the case today as more children are being brought up by single moms than in two-parent families.
One of the very first things good leaders do is to paint a picture of where the organisation needs to go and to show their followers how to work towards the goal that the organisation needs to achieve.
We have been dealing with various aspects of leadership development in this series of articles. Before we bring the series to a close, we need to clarify a number of issues. One of these is the meaning of the word “leadership”.
If you want to be a leader, start by asking why you want to be a leader. Is it to gain power? Is it to have access to resources? Or is it for another reason or purpose?
We look at habits that can make a leader an effective person, and will draw much from Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. For a Christian leader there are two levels of personal leadership development: the providential and the personal initiative.