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07/28/2015 INDONESIA
Christians and Buddhists celebrate the end of Ramadan to fight violence with peace
Religious leaders from various faith groups take part in halal bilhalal celebrations, which are traditionally held across the country with the participation of religious leaders from different faiths. This year, such meetings come at a time of rising confessional tensions and violence.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – The feat of Eid al-Fitri Mubarak, which marks the end of Ramadan, traditionally included halal bilhalal gatherings, which bring together religious and secular leaders from various faith communities "to ask...

07/28/2015 PHILIPPINES
Climate advocates hit Aquino for ‘dirty’ energy dependence
During Aquino’s term, his administration approved the operation of 27 coal plant projects, and 118 coal mining permits, with 15 more coal plant projects still in pipeline. Based on this, it is projected that the Philippines will be 70 percent dependent on coal by 2030.
07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
The country’s Senate passed a Law on Associations and Non-Government Organisations that imposes restrictions on the activity of 5,000 NGOs. Activists fear the government will gag them during the 2018 parliamentary elections. Associations have come to play an important role in the country’s life following the end of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge dictatorship. Today, the challenge is to monitor results and plans.
07/27/2015 INDONESIA
Crops destroyed by fires in Indonesia’s worst drought in five years
El Niño will affect 80 per cent of Indonesia’s territory, peaking in September. In many provinces, people are enduring drinking water shortages. Farmland is abandoned for lack of irrigation.
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".

07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
Under Thai law she is recognized as the baby girl's mother and can decide whether to sign the passport of the minor or not. So far she has refused to do so.
07/25/2015 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops: Formation and seminars ahead of Paris climate conference
For the president of the Bishops Conference, climate change is a theme of "social justice." Seminars and formation essential, hand in hand with concrete initiatives. Parishes and ecclesial communities (Bec) at the forefront.
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
07/24/2015 THAILAND
Bangkok: senior Thai army officer among 72 indicted on people-trafficking charges
Lieutenant General Manas Kongpan is among 72 people indicted on 16 counts, mostly over human trafficking involving migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. Human rights groups and observers say it is unlikely that such an influential officer could have acted alone.
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
In his message to the Catholic Church in England and Wales for this year’s Day for Life, centred on the theme of ‘Cherishing Life and Accepting Death,’ Pope Francis said that “There is nothing progressive about solving problems by eliminating a human life." For him, “considering having a baby as a right is not a scientific achievement when the child should instead be welcomed as a gift; nor is it right to use humans as laboratory rats in order to save ostensibly others.”
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
This is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
07/23/2015 ASIA
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis told me that the future of the Church is in Asia
Speaking at a conference in India, the cardinal mentioned a private interview he had with the Holy Father. “Places of great suffering have become the centre of gravity of the Church," he said. Hence, "We take our responsibility very seriously”.
07/23/2015 MYANMAR - CHINA
Myanmar sentences 153 Chinese illegal loggers to life imprisonment
The group were arrested in January in Kachin state, close to the Chinese border. More than 400 vehicles and 1,600 logs were seized during the raid. China has expressed concern about the severity of the sentences. Life sentences in Myanmar usually last 20 years.
07/22/2015 VIETNAM
Over a million Vietnamese victimised by forced evictions and violence
by Ngoc Lan
Government land policy has increasingly deprived peasants as well as Christian and Buddhist religious groups of their land. Not only is land bought up for paltry sums, but once it is taken away, much of it is left idle, unused. When ordinary Vietnamese protest they are beaten and arrested. Chinese companies and business interests are behind land policy.
07/22/2015 LAOS – CINA
Vientiane and Beijing agree to US$ 7.2 billion railway to link the whole of Southeast Asia
The high-speed train will start in China and link Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Construction will take five years. Initially planned to start in 2011, the project was delayed by economic and political setbacks. Some Laotian citizens wonder whether it would be better to invest the money in the roads.

Altri articoli
07/22/2015 INDONESIA – ISLAM
Possible attacks on churches trigger high security alert in Indonesia by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2015 VATICAN
For the pope, caring for the environment is caring for humanity and its future
07/21/2015 INDONESIA
Two Protestant churches torched, possibly in retaliation for a mosque burning in Papua by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2015 PHILIPPINES
‘Yolanda’ survivors in N. Iloilo to receive 132 Caritas housing
07/20/2015 LAOS
Lao Farmers Devastated by Severe Drought
07/20/2015 INDONESIA – ISLAM
Jakarta governor defends the right of Ahmadis to freedom of worship by Mathias Hariyadi
07/18/2015 INDONESIA – SYRIA
Islamic State in agitprop video showing 70 Indonesian fighters hailing jihad
07/18/2015 SINGAPORE
Church celebrates Singapore’s 50 years of independence with a solemn Mass
07/17/2015 VATICAN
Vatican calls for an end to violence, corruption and pollution in mining
07/17/2015 PHILIPPINES
Inspired by Pope Francis, more and more young Filipinos choose consecrated life
07/17/2015 INDONESIA
Volcano alert: airports closed, flights canceled, millions grounded by Mathias Hariyadi
07/16/2015 VATICAN
Vatican budget still in the red with a € 25.6 million deficit for 2014
07/16/2015 PHILIPPINES
Religious and lay Filipino missionaries in the world are “Christ first witnesses"
07/16/2015 INDONESIA
Papua: Sudden change in weather leaves 11 dead and threatens food supplies by Mathias Hariyadi
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ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
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07/23/2015 RUSSIA
Cossacks attack, throw stones at Jehovah's Witnesses
by Nina Achmatova
07/23/2015 ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri Avnery
07/22/2015 PAKISTAN
After Supreme Court stays Asia Bibi’s execution and orders new hearing, Paul Bhatti hopes to see her free
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/24/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – ISLAM
A new anti-discrimination law is a step forward in terms of religious freedom
by Samir Khalil Samir
07/22/2015 INDONESIA – ISLAM
Possible attacks on churches trigger high security alert in Indonesia
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/23/2015 ASIA
PIME in China: new men in new facilities
by Piero Gheddo
07/22/2015 UAE
UAE: a law against religious discrimination
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”

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