The man's name was Anant Ram Gand and he was the father of five children. He was dragged away from his house before his son's eyes. He was baptized two months ago in the Evangelical Church, but his conversion was opposed by the village radicals. President of Persecution Relief: "We want freedom of worship".
Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia was involved in underground activities seeking to impose Sharia and a caliphate. The administration of President Widodo banned the extremist movement in May 2017. The Administrative Court had already rejected as inadmissible an appeal against the government decision.
They participated in an event organized by the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (Kcrp), which brings together the seven major religions in South Korea. Also commemorating the centenary of the "March 1 Movement", a popular uprising against the colonial rule of Japan. The day of the celebrations, churches, cathedrals and Buddhist temples will ring their bells in unison.
Exports at the beginning of 2019 exceeded the forecasts of experts and industry. In January, 1.3 million barrels per day. In December, the figure was under one million. Race to purchase before the Washington’s final sanctions. Beijing and Teheran strengthen partnership.
At least 200 families are trapped in the Baghuz area, in the middle of the Euphrates River valley, not far from the Iraq border. They are threatened with weapons by the militia. Bachelet: "Ensure safe passage for those who want to escape". Jihadist request for a transfer to Idlib rejected.
At least 21,000 head of cattle died and another 68,800 could die because "they can hardly find food". 98% of the residents of the autonomous Tibetan prefecture of Yushu are Tibetans who depend on raising livestock, their only source of income.
Some local administrations want to to counter rural exodus through financial incentives, ranging from US$ 2,700 to US$ 8,900. Most brides (73 per cent) come from Vietnam followed by other Southeast Asian nations. For critics, "shopping-like marriage leads to linguistic barriers and human rights problems." Women from Uzbekistan are the most "expensive".
The retreat was held in Hyderabad from 11 to 16 February. For Fr Brambillasca, the congregations are united by the same charism “that goes the extra mile, trying to evangelise amid obstacles, paying attention to the poor, the sick and the people marginalised by society."
A delegation from the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences visited the Ukhiya refugee camp, where they listened to the stories of the displaced whose sense of joy, despite everything, should be spread around the world. The visit was also a chance to promote environmental protection.
Thai police have pledged to make 2019 the year in which temples will be cleaned up. The abbot at Wat Ro Charoen was on the run for 15 years in connection with attempted murder and illegal weapons possession. Donations to Buddhist entities total US$ 3.6 billion a year. Government and religious leaders have adopted measures to save the image of the country’s dominant religion.
Western nations block the offensive against jihadist groups in Idlib, for fear of an exodus of militiamen. The reconstruction is at a standstill and the difficulties increase, with queues for fuel. It is still a regime of emergency aid instead of employment projects and reconstruction plans. Fears for the future of the Christian community.
John Paul Lederach is a scholar and activist who has worked on peace for decades. His involvement in Nepal, Colombia, Northern Ireland, the Philippines and across Africa has helped to support and encourage peace processes.
At Santa Marta Mass, the Pope says God, "is not abstract, He has feelings. He suffers, and this is the mystery of the Lord. We must ask for the grace of having a heart like the heart of God, which resembles the heart of God, the heart of a sibling, of a father with his children, of a child with his father".
In an official declaration, published by the Holy See Press Office, religious orders express "shame", but also "hope" for the upcoming meeting. Building a new "culture of protection" for children and vulnerable adults, based on health care, formation and spirituality. Ensure that candidates for the religious vocation and the priesthood find "safe places where their vocation is nourished".
Approval of new bill that could curb the free circulation of world news. Reports of US cyber-attacks. Putin allies distance themselves in favor of "freedom of navigation". The real purpose is to monopolize the market and control possible street mobilizations.