22 January 2018
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Moratorium on abortion


17/01/2008
Sr Nirmala Joshi says yes to the moratorium on abortion
The Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity reaffirms the commitment of the order founded by Mother Theresa to defend life from the moment of conception. She recalls that Mother Teresa denounced to the entire world that “no-one, no government, no mother has the right to take life”. To halt abortions: a centre to welcome single mothers and foster adoptions

16/01/2008
Caritas against the “unacceptable massacre” caused by abortion in Sri Lanka
The Catholic organisation is committed to raise awareness among women about abortion techniques and its traumatic consequences. Every year some 250,000 abortions are performed in the former Ceylon, mostly by married women. "Limited understanding of the issue” is one its causes.

14/01/2008
Indian communist atheist, supports the moratorium on abortion
Lenin Raghavarshi, winner of the2007 Gwangju prize for human rights, defends the right to life of the embryo, against selective abortion. A leading voice against birth control methods to restrict population growth, he denounces the misrepresentation that overpopulation causes poverty, it merely masks the underlying problem of equal distribution of the worlds resources.

08/01/2008
Korean church : “Unite the world against abortion”
On behalf of the Korean Bishops Conference the national secretary of “ Life 31 Movement " writes to AsiaNews in support of a global moratorium against abortion. The invitation is to treasure life, in all forms and from its first instance, conception.

07/01/2008
India lends’ its support for a moratorium against abortion
A global moratorium on abortion, following that on the death penalty, also interests Asian nations, where both forms of death are often violently imposed by states. Over the coming days, AsiaNews will sum up views and positions from across the Asian continent. Today we begin with a declaration from card. Oswald Garacia, archbishop of Mumbai.

19/12/2007
Partial victory against the death penalty
Despite the UN vote in favour of a moratorium on capital punishment, Iran and China continue to kill prisoners. The right to life should be upheld for everyone, convicts as well as unborn children.



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EGYPT – LEBANON
Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

Fady Noun

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.


CHINA
Yunnan: Christians accused of membership in an apocalyptic sect get up to 13 years in prison



The Three Grades of Servants cult, an underground pseudo-Protestant sect founded in Henan, is especially strong in the countryside. Those convicted claim they are just ordinary Christians and know nothing about the sect. Defense lawyers have been threatened with loss of their license to practice.


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