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Justice and Peace Commission prays for the 43 victims of the Christmas tainted liquor incident
Most of the victims were Christians, who died consuming homemade liquor. Muslims are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages in Pakistan. Only members of minorities and tourists are exempt from the ban. Tight controls and poverty lead to “homemade” solutions that often include methanol.
Islamabad signs three UN human rights conventions
According to the National Commission for Justice and Peace this is a good first step that must be followed up with a real policy in favour of human rights, one that fights discrimination and upholds the constitution.
Thai New Year to honour family and the elderly
Catholic Commissions on the Family and on Social development dedicate the Songkran or water festival, which marks the Thai New Year, to promoting the family and respect for the elderly.
All students in Pakistan’s schools required to study Islam
The Commission for Justice and Peace of the Church of Pakistan criticizes the new guidelines for public education. Concern for the civics books that offer only the Islamic point of view.
Church launches workshop in Lahore to train for peace
The National Commission for Justice and Peace inaugurates a peace education programme that brings together Christians and Muslims to give dialogue a chance after years of violence clashes.
19/05/2016 14:02:00 SOUTH KOREA
Gwangju massacre an "open wound for all Korean society"
The president of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung-sik, speaks to AsiaNews about the importance of commemorating the victims of 1980: "They represented a turning point for the country, and remembering their sacrifice is a must for those who love democracy. But peace is the only way forward, and only dialogue can build it". The government forbids to singing of the symbolic anthem of protest, that set the stage for the end of military dictatorship in South Korea.
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