Asia and the Pacific

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March 17, 2010

Churches in India are calling for equality and justice for discriminated and marginalized communities in a Lenten campaign that has started in the world's second most populous nation.

It has a message that cites the words of Jesus in Mark's Gospel (15:34), who, when he had been crucified...

February 11, 2010

Archbishop Jabez Bryce, bishop of the Diocese of Polynesia, has died peacefully Feb. 11 at Suva Private Hospital in Fiji. He was 75.

Bryce had led the Diocese of Polynesia for almost 35 years and was, at time of his death, the longest-serving bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion....

January 11, 2010

Churches in Malaysia were full of worshipers despite attacks against Christian places of worship in recent days in a dispute about the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim minorities.

"People's faith is greater than what's happening around [them] so they continue to go to church and...

October 1, 2009

With multiple natural disasters striking the Asia-Pacific region this week, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is responding through its program partners in the Philippines, Samoa and Indonesia.

On September 26, Typhoon Ketsana pounded the Philippines, including the Metro Manila...

August 11, 2009

Christian leaders have lambasted Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her entourage for reportedly spending US$20,000 for a dinner in New York during a visit to the United States earlier this month. "That dinner was expensive. What was this - a blowout?" said Roman Catholic Bishop...

June 26, 2009

The head of the Anglican Church of Canada has urged the Canadian prime minister to lead international efforts to protect the civil liberties of Sri Lankans following a government victory over the rebel Tamil Tigers.

In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper dated June 23, Archbishop...

May 22, 2009

Eight months after the enforced disappearance of indigenous rights activist and founding member of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) James M. Balao in the Cordillera region of the Philippines, his colleagues brought Balao's case to the United Nations.

"We need to keep the fire...

March 30, 2009

With a pledge to work together in addressing pressing environmental concerns in East Asia and the Pacific, representatives from several Anglican provinces and mission agencies met March 23-26 in Hong Kong for a consultation on climate change, co-sponsored by Episcopal Relief and Development,...

March 3, 2009

What is foreign assistance and how does it work? Foreign assistance, also called foreign aid, is money provided by the United States to other countries for a variety of purposes, some strategic, some humanitarian. Fighting poverty and disease, and promoting economic development and growth, are...

February 23, 2009

Global concerns and Anglican Communion issues will be a major focus of the Episcopal Church's 76th General Convention when it meets July 8-17 in Anaheim, California.

The church's main legislative gathering, which meets every three years, also will welcome many international guests from...

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