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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.



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VATICAN
Pope tells young people to remember the past, to have courage in the present and hope for the future



The Message for the 32nd World Youth Day was issued today centred on “The ‘great things’ that the Almighty accomplished’.” In her meeting with Elizabeth, Mary becomes a model. The pontiff calls on young people to avoid being couch potatoes, safe and cosy, urges them to rediscover the relationship with seniors. The Church experience is not a flash mob. The future should be experienced in a constructive way, and “the institutions of marriage, consecrated life and priestly mission” should not be devalued.


AFGHANISTAN
Fr. Moretti: The Little Sisters of Jesus, for 60 years " Afghan among Afghans"



They have lived for 60 years at the service of the needy. They remained in Kabul under Soviet occupation, the Taliban control and the NATO bombing. Respected by all, even by the Taliban. This February their experience will end, according to Fr. Moretti "an example for us all."


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