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Asian bishops tell world leaders to stop arms trade
The Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) calls on heads of state and government to sign the UN arms trade treaty. Global military expenditure and arms trade is worth US$ 1 trillion annually.
Food Crisis: emergency aid but also rethinking development in Asia
Food crisis is “structural” as many urge greater investments in agriculture. For years industry and services were privileged at the expense of farming. Thai proposal to set up a rice cartel to manage rice prices is criticised.
To live the faith the Church in Asia must engage in missionary action, says Bishop Menamparampil
The Indian bishop addresses the 9th plenary session of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences currently underway in Manila. The Eucharist and God’s Word are “the source of our unfailing strength”. The continent’s Christian communities need people who are moved by a “deep personal faith” that meets the challenges of daily life.
Asia home to world’s biggest arms traders
This was revealed by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI). After the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and India are - in this order - among the top 10 nations.
18/05/2006 THAILAND - ASIA
Christ, not one's career, as the ideal for priests and seminarians, say Asian bishops
During a meeting of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, its secretary general, Mgr Quevedo, urges the clergy "to be like Christ and not a careerist" and "be His living witness in training seminarians".
06/10/2015 ASIA - UNITED STATES
Pacific free trade treaty signed, covering 40% of the world economy
After five years of negotiations, the United States reaches deal with 11 other nations in the region on treaty which provides for the removal of trade barriers - including tariff - and adaptation of commercial standards. Obama: "We cannot allow the rules of the world economy to be set by China." Beijing welcomes "with caution" the news but does not join group.
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