Asia and the Pacific

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February 9, 2009

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our support and...

October 15, 2008

Churches in Sri Lanka say they are "deeply perturbed by the humanitarian crisis in the country" that coincides with an all-out offensive by government forces to capture remaining areas under the control of ethnic Tamil rebels.

"The present situation is totally inimical to the fostering...

September 15, 2008

On Thursday, September 25, the United Nations--and the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion--will mark the halfway point of the timeline established for accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Life Weekly bulletin inserts for Sunday, September 21 outline observances for...

July 30, 2008

Cluster bombs are containers filed with smaller bombs (bomblets or submunitions) that are dropped from the air or fired from land or sea. They were first used in World War II and are now stockpiled by at least 76 states and have been used in at least 31 countries and disputed territories....

July 23, 2008

Today, the more-than 600 Anglican bishops participating in the decennial Lambeth Conference will march through Central London in a Walk of Witness - a symbolic moment of solidarity and coming together for the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - to reflect to the world God's...

July 16, 2008

By now you may have heard that on Thursday, July 24, as part of the Lambeth Conference more than 600 Anglican bishops, their spouses and other faith leaders from around the United Kingdom will march through central London on a Walk of Witness -- a symbolic moment of solidarity and coming...

July 10, 2008

Resolved, That the Church recognizes that a faithful commitment to voting is an extension of our baptismal covenant to "strive for justice and peace and the dignity of every human being" and asks all Episcopalians to actively engage in advocating for voter rights, encouraging voter registration...

June 16, 2008

More than two months ago, the House passed groundbreaking legislation – the Global AIDS Act -- to renew our nation's commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis around the world. The bill commits an unprecedented $50 billion to the fight against these deadly pandemics, which...

June 5, 2008

Extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses were some of the issues discussed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney at a June 4 meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Jefferts Schori is currently in the Philippines for her first...

April 28, 2008

A Christian activist who is campaigning against his country's involvement in Iraq has welcomed a statement by a Japanese court that the operations of his Japan's military personnel violate the country's constitution.

"It is a historic and epoch-making decision," Yoshinori Ikezumi, a lay...

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