Asia and the Pacific

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April 10, 2008

Bishop Marc Andrus of the San Francisco-based Diocese of California, his eye on the Tibetan flag waving above Grace Cathedral Thursday, April 10, called upon Episcopalians and Americans to raise their voices in protest "against the ongoing injustice of China against the people of Tibet.""And we...

April 6, 2008

UPDATE: The Jubilee Act passed in the House and is now awaiting consideration by the Senate.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and...

March 28, 2008

Representatives of migrant workers' groups around the world, some of them church-backed, are scheduled to gather in Hong Kong from June 14-17 for the founding assembly of the International Migrants Alliance, which aims to advance the rights and interests of all migrants, refugees and displaced...

February 12, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has hosted a study day with Chinese and British academics to consider the topic of "Religion and the Public Square."

The study day, chaired by the Archbishop on February 8, brought together 11 academics from China and Britain, a...

February 1, 2008

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing emergency assistance to communities in Sri Lanka affected by ongoing civil unrest. At least 55 people were killed over the past weekend in the latest clash in a civil war that has been waging between the Sri Lankan Military and Tamil Tiger...

January 24, 2008

Peace and aid advocacy groups in Sri Lanka, including those linked to churches, have deplored the portrayal of United Nations agencies and international relief groups as agents of Tamil rebels.

"This is a clear attempt to undermine any international scrutiny of the ongoing war in the...

January 9, 2008

National church bodies in India have demanded access to the troubled Kandhamal region of Orissa state to distribute relief and visit the families affected by a recent outbreak of violence said to be aimed at Christians.

"We are established and credible national bodies and have every...

January 4, 2008

Christian groups and churches are demanding urgent protection, saying they have been hounded by Hindu extremists in Indian's eastern state of Orissa, with reports of nine people being killed in attacks since Christmas.

"Christians are brutally attacked by the fundamentalists and law and...

January 3, 2008

Churches in Pakistan have condemned the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto while appealing for international help in eradicating terrorism in their country.

"We earnestly appeal to the national and global communities and specifically churches to pray for the welfare...

December 13, 2007

Do you remember the image of the lion lying down with the lamb and people beating their swords into plowshares? It is one of the most beautiful visions associated with Christmas, one that I yearn for, but I have always parked that image in the "gorgeous but not happening anywhere I know…"...

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