Asia and the Pacific

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August 15, 2007

India celebrates 60 years of independence with its economy booming, but the country's churches have called on the world's largest democracy to pay greater attention to eradicating poverty, a stand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has endorsed.

 

"Our economic prosperity has...

July 30, 2007

Anglican Bishop Duleep Chickera of Colombo has deplored a Sri Lankan government directive for schools to hold special celebrations for the victory over Tamil rebels in the troubled east of the country.

 

"The indoctrination of trapped school communities ... with programs...

July 27, 2007

Christian women activists have expressed anger at what they say is an alarming crisis due to female feticide in India, after two dumps of illegally aborted female fetuses were found in the world's second most populous nation this week.

"This is a dangerous situation and, if it continues...

May 4, 2007

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will spend four days in Sri Lanka as part of a May 5-12 visit to South East Asia. Williams' visit comes at a time when tensions have increased in the country following the apparent breakdown in peace negotiations between the Government and the...

April 26, 2007

Autonomy and patriotism remain supreme principles for China's government-approved Protestant church in responding to rapid changes in society and protecting Chinese civilization against foreign influences, a Protestant leader has said.

"The 'three-self' principle is an integration of...

April 23, 2007

Media and aid groups have expressed grave concern at increasing restriction of their operations in Sri Lanka and have noted that even diplomats monitoring human rights on the divided island are facing government pressure.

"Undemocratic government pressure on media is unacceptable," the...

April 15, 2007

Canadian Bishop Peter Coffin of Ottawa spent Easter Sunday with Canadian troops and chaplains in Afghanistan on a day that saw six Canadian soldiers killed when their armored vehicle detonated a roadside bomb.

As Anglican Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, Coffin has pastoral...

April 11, 2007

Anglican Bishop Duleep de Chickera of Colombo says his island nation that is bleeding from deep ethnic divisions should emulate the successful Sri Lankan cricket team currently in the Caribbean for the Cricket World Cup.

 

"At this time of World Cup fervor, we can do well to...

April 3, 2007

Linda A. Chisholm, founder and past president of the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL), was the commencement speaker and recipient of the Degree of Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, at Trinity University of Asia (Philippines) on March 30, 2007.

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March 8, 2007

The recent approval of a resolution by the Episcopal Church's Executive Council helped form a unique partnership between Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), Jubilee Ministries, and the council, named the MDG Inspiration Fund, which is set to raise $3 million by 2009 to fight malaria and...

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