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December 12, 2007

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday December 12, 2007-- Two hundred and seventy seven (277) leaders of faith-based organizations, labor rights groups and Filipino-American associations have sent a letter of concern to members of Congress protesting human rights abuses in...

December 3, 2007

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, Filipino-American, 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...

November 29, 2007

In an unprecedented protest, more than 30 bishops joined scores of priests, nuns and church activists in a sit-in near the Indian parliament in New Delhi to demand an end to the decades-old discrimination against Christian Dalits.

 

"We want the government to end this...

November 28, 2007

North Korea is among the most difficult countries in the world to visit. Nonetheless, representatives from throughout the Anglican Communion were welcomed for a peace trip November 14 and to provide humanitarian aid to a destroyed village.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori led...

November 8, 2007

The 2006 General Convention set the last Sunday after Pentecost as "ONE Sunday" for the Episcopal Church. If you don't have the liturgical calendar superimposed on your day planner (even I don't!) – that date is November 25.

We’ve included links to resources you may find helpful in...

October 28, 2007

Thirty scholars and theologians from Asia and the United States gathered October 23-25 at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), for a historic Asia America Theological Exchange (AATE) Forum.

The first AATE Forum, organized by the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry (EAM), the Episcopal...

October 19, 2007

Churches in Pakistan have joined in the widespread condemnation of the bomb blasts that killed more than 130 people and injured hundreds among the crowds that had thronged the streets to welcome former prime minister Benazir Bhutto home from her self-imposed exile.

Two almost...

September 26, 2007

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Church of South India has raised the equivalent of US$1 million for social projects, after most of its four million members each contributed at least 10 rupees, or 25 US cents, towards a special jubilee fund.

"This jubilee is unique, as the entire...

August 20, 2007

An Anglican priest and senior leader in Sri Lanka's National Christian Council says that even the churches in this conflict-ridden country are ethnically divided, and need "to break down the walls of separation." So, he has outlined one way in which this might begin to happen.

 

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August 17, 2007

The buildings of Christ Church along Jaffna's main road stand pock-marked by shell holes, as a grim reminder of the many pitched battles fought between Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan forces in this Tamil heartland on the northern fringe of Sri Lanka.

 

Built in 1871, the Anglican...

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