Asia and the Pacific

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March 2, 2007

The governing board of the National Council of Churches USA on February 26 spoke out against human-rights violations in the Philippines.

"The people of the Philippines are crying out for justice," said a resolution adopted by the group.

The resolution noted that "over the past...

December 21, 2006

Church officials and charity workers say the resurgence of ethnic fighting in Sri Lanka has stalled the tsunami reconstruction in the troubled east and the north.

 

"The situation is very frustrating," the Rev. Jayasiri Peiris, general secretary of the National Christian Council...

December 8, 2006

Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an official cease-fire.

"The government's decision to...

November 14, 2006

As a young Asian clergy, moving to Alaska meant a great deal of reviewing my thoughts, convictions, beliefs, and principles. I do not mean necessarily changing them. There’s something about ministering to different people of different cultures, principles in life, views of things, convictions...

October 27, 2006

Church leaders in Sri Lanka say they hope talks between the government and Tamil rebels taking place in Geneva will help restart a stalled peace process in the island nation.

"We are happy that contrary to general expectations, both parties are ready for talks," the Rev. Kingsley Perera...

October 23, 2006

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has described a two-week visit to China as having exceeded his hopes and expectations, and recognized the country's recent boom in Christian numbers as a "watershed moment."

Speaking at a news conference at the British Ambassador's...

October 9, 2006

The Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) and the Association of Episcopal Colleges have announced the change in status of Trinity College of Quezon City, Philippines, to Trinity University of Asia (TUA).

Trinity's five-year mission to become a university was...

August 8, 2006

The abhorrent practice of child marriage victimizes young women and girls around the world and contributes to the extreme poverty and insecurity that destabilizes much of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The International Child Marriage Prevention and Protection Act of 2006 (S.3651),...

April 4, 2006

Given the unique threats our nation faces in the world today, the United States should place itself at the forefront of international efforts to halt the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The U.S. has rightly criticized nuclear-weapons programs in other countries, and has expressed growing...

January 1, 2006

Margaret Larom, director of Anglican and Global Relations at the Episcopal Church Center, New York, was part of the center’s delegation, including Presiding Bishop Frank T.Griswold and his wife Phoebe, that traveled to Asia and met with Anglican leaders there in October. Here, Larom shares her...

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