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Franciscan Sisters Celebrate St. Francis by Sharing a Peace Song Download

Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, 920-682-7728

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 4 , 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- In this month of Saint Francis' Feast Day, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity feature Bombino's Ahoulaguine Akaline ("Greet My Country"), a free download at the Franciscanized World (www.fscc-calledtobe.org). It's taken from from Wan Fambul/One Family, a compilation uniting the diverse voices of musical artists from conflict zones.

Francis' praises to God who is gladness and joy, our hope, our justice seem to also find a home in this high-energy, urgent call for forgiveness and deep dialogue from edgy DJs and soulful singer-songwriters, from hard-hitting reggae outfits to transnational pop explorers. The groove-powered compilation features tracks by global music heavyweights Vieux Farka Toure, Idan Raichel, and Vusi Mahlasela.

"The lessons we are learning from Sierra Leone are universal lessons," explains Libby Hoffman, founder and president of Catalyst for Peace. "The processes are applicable in other places and settings. What people in Sierra Leone are illustrating, artists in other communities -- like the ones on Wan Fambul -- are capturing and expressing in their own meaningful ways."

Wan Fambul serves as a sonic companion and counterpoint to Catalyst's Fambul Tok (FambulTok.com), a stirring documentary film and book on the groundbreaking work of Fambul Tok in Sierra Leone that brings former adversaries, perpetrators, and victims together for community discussions in a traditional setting

Established in 1869, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serve in Catholic Health Care, Education and Parish-Community Service throughout the United States. Mission locations extend from St. Theresa in Kekaha, Hawaii to the Diocese of Phoenix, from Catholic Campus Ministry outreach in the Midwest to parochial schools in the Green Bay and Columbus Dioceses.

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