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Education can stop the Taliban in Pakistan


14/04/2011
Paul Bhatti, a "mafia" prevents stability and better education
The new "special adviser" for religious minorities defines " educational poverty and the denial of the right to education" important issues. The brother of slain Catholic minister, calls for "political stability, economic security and peace" for the country's progress. Schools that promote "deviant" models and "violence" are "in bad faith."

14/04/2011
Muslim journalist advocates public schools along Christian model
For Aoun Sahi, an editorial writer for News International, education means guaranteeing equal opportunity to a high quality education. The country’s Islamist drift has sunk deep roots. For this reason, “politics and civil society need to work on an education reform”, and an alliance with Christians could “do wonders in the education sector”.

14/04/2011
Archbishop emeritus of Lahore: rethinking the curriculum, focusing on equal rights
Archbishop Saldanha invites schools to follow the ideals promoted by Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. However, the government has proved weak and unable to improve the system. Christian and Muslim Institute must enhance collaboration. The call for more funds and resources for Catholic schools, which are essential in the national school system.

14/04/2011
Education, more than economy, antidote to "Talibanization" of Pakistan
The country is held hostage by Muslim extremists who feed on ignorance and fear to maintain power. Government inertia pervades while the international community focuses on trade and weapons. Christian and Muslim leaders and intellectuals argue that any revival must start from the schools. An AsiaNews dossier on education in Pakistan.



Editor's choices

CHINA – VATICAN
Old guard and illegitimate bishops dominate the new Catholic Assembly

Elizabeth Li

Ma Yinglin and Fang Xingyao are re-elected presidents of the Bishops Council and the Patriotic Association, respectively. The principles of independence, autonomy, self-management and sinicisation are extolled. There is no "positive signal" as hoped by the Vatican.


CHINA - VATICAN
Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives extolls "independence and autonomy"

Bernardo Cervellera

59 bishops present at assembly, as well as the state administration for religious affairs director and members of the United Front. Future changes in the leadership of the Council of Bishops and the Patriotic Association. Extolling of autonomy (from the Holy See), a non-positive sign. The Global Times reiterates preconditions for dialogue. A state church. The criticism of Card. Joseph Zen and Hong Kong’s Justice and Peace. One Catholic: This assembly is a slap in the face to the Vatican.


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