A Good Thing a Catholic Congregation is Doing in South Africa

Congregants recently pulled together enough funds to send to university 31 promising students from some of the poorest townships in South Africa:


I personally know of a Catholic priest in Southern California who is doing something similar (raising tuition and board funds for students at a university in Asia). He believes that higher education is the most direct way, over time, to bring greater peace and understanding into the world, and this is how he contributes to making this happen.

For so much of human history, the vast, vast majority of human beings had no education at all (let alone a college education). Perhaps by the end of the 21st century, half of 30-year-olds globally will be college graduates. That’s a game changer.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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