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Indian priest: Yoga is good, even for Christianity
Fr. John Ferreira, principal of St. Peter's College, Agra, publishes the book "Health, wealth and happiness through yoga." For Card. Oswald Gracias, President of the Episcopal Conference, this practice "helps to achieve a better communion with God."
Moral corruption among Vietnamese government employees and executives on the rise
A survey highlights how consumerism is leading to degradation in the Communist Party, where extramarital relationships are considered "normal". In this context, religion can play a positive role.
Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform
Fomented by ultra-nationalist militants, some parents protest against the Mariambika English School. The new uniforms feature the institution's logo: a depiction of Mary, whose name in the local dialect is also the name of the school. Christian leader: "shameful accusations, the school will welcome students of all religions because of the quality of education it imparts."
Vandals throw stones and bottles at a school in Karnataka
No injuries. It is the tenth incident against the St. Joseph of Belgaum convent school since last January. For school principal Sister Thankam Michael, the attacks want to stir up mob violence.
For Indian bishop, Christian-Muslim dialogue needs actions, not words
In India, both communities are a minority. For Mgr Felix Machado, archbishop of Vasai, change begins in the school, which must be "an environment that teaches reciprocity, as well as respect for the natural dignity and freedom of every human being". He calls on Muslims to "use their own tools for the good of all and for building the nation."
Dalit Christians need jobs and training
Seminar focuses on the situation of Dalit Christianspriority must be given to education and training. Some 70 per cent of them live below the poverty line.
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