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Christians dispossessed and silenced in Mindanao
In Jolo, Marawi and Basilan, Christians are afraid to express their faith. Because of constant attacks and kidnappings, the churches can only be entered through a side door, guarded 24hrs. The experience of Muslim-Christian dialogue proposed by Silsilah.
Fragile hopes for dialogue between government and Muslim rebels in Mindanao
Negotiations conclude today in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and began yesterday after six months of deadlock. They are the first since the election of President Aquino. AsiaNews sources underline the commitment of the government in the negotiations, threatened by the recent split inside the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In Zamboanga the work of the Silsilah movement for Muslim - Christian dialogue founded by Father Sebastiano D'Ambra (PIME), continues on a global level.
Japan, PIME and the missionary challenges of today
Interview with Fr. Ferruccio Brambillasca, 12 years in the country of the rising sun and three at the helm of the PIME community. The changes in the logic of mission. The search for new strategies to spread the good news.
Bishops: optimism over resumption of dialogue between government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front
All the members of the government delegation have been appointed. At Christmas, a ceasefire was observed by the army and the guerrillas.
Silsilah, 20 years of dialogue for peace
14/09/2011 MIDDLE EAST - ITALY
The Christians of the Near East and Islamist ideology
At the 23rd European week on Euro-Mediterranean religious history, a series of interventions illustrate the great saga of the Churches of Antioch, from martyrdom to deportations, but also passionate evangelization and inter-religious and cultural dialogue. An overview by the editor of AsiaNews on the current situation of the Churches of the Near East in the throes of radical Islamism.
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