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"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": A Christmas gift to survive winter
As Iraqi troops advance in the Nineveh Plain and Mosul, a new wave of refugees could overshadow the fate of other refugees who found hospitality in Kurdistan. People need kerosene, winter clothes, aid for children, and money for rent. The campaign AsiaNews launched two years ago is more urgent than ever. Give up a superfluous gift to offer refugees an essential gift for life.
India state elections: ten Christians running for office in Madhya Pradesh
BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh begins voting on 27 November. Some Christians are running as candidates in a number of parties.
Campaign in favour of Christian Dalits meets first success
"Christian Dalits must enjoy the same opportunities as Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits do".
Rami, a refugee in Erbil: "We cannot run away, the future of Christians is in Iraq"
Originally from Karamles, upon the arrival of the Islamic State the young man fled with his family. Now he is a guest at a refugee camp, where he promotes activities for the children. Many, including friends and acquaintances, have emigrated abroad; but "our roots, our life, our future is in Iraq."
Meeting Bartholomew to give greater impetus to ecumenical dialogue, says Pope
In a speech to the assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Benedict XVI reviews the status of relations with other followers of Christ. The relationship with Orthodox Churches has improved; the one with Protestants is improving. But differences on various ethical issues are limiting the Churches' influence on public opinion.
Kathmandu: Christians have no right to a cemetery
The measure, which was to "preserve the sanctity of the soil near the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath" compels a minority to seek burial sites concealed in the forest or near the rivers. Christian leader: "We fear that the Nepalese Hindu faith profane our graves." The government does not respond to the requests of the faithful.
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