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Church says no to bias and compulsory Islamic studies in schools
Bishops’ Conference president writes to education minister saying that curriculum reform should counter religious extremism, eliminate compulsory Islamic studies and consult minorities.
Pope to 138 Islamic scholars, continue dialogue on the basis of respect of the person
In a letter signed by Cardinal Bertone, Benedict XVI expresses his appreciation for the initiative by the Muslim scholars, inviting its initiator and a delegation of signatories to the Vatican. Jointly, both sides must promote mutual respect and acceptance amongst the younger generations.
04/11/2008 PHILIPPINES – VATICAN
Muslim woman at the Vatican to promote Islamic-Christian dialogue
Amina Rasul set up an NGO that operates in favour of the population of Mindanao, long suffering from war and violence. Peace, progress and democracy are the values on which coexistence between religions can be built.
Christian minorities in Pakistan: little freedom and rising Islamic pressure
Parvez Musharraf meets Pope John Paul II
Church aid for disabled children
The Centre of Compassion for Disabled Children in Long Xuyen Diocese educates hundreds of children with mental and physical disabilities each year, enabling them to break free from misery.
Pakistani Church: education, essential for the development of Christians
In Faisalabad, 20 students, from elementary to university, celebrate for having successfully passed the entrance exams. Local priest invites young people to “strive for a better future” and promote fundraising for the poor. Thanks expressed to missionaries, precursors in the work of schooling.
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