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Karnataka, over 6 thousand Christians involved in the rehabilitation of prisoners
Prison Ministry India The organization was founded 25 years ago by two seminarians and has 30 centres across the country. It occupies over 300 thousand prisoners and their families. A volunteer: "Helping prisoners to experience the love of God."
Drug addiction reaches crisis levels in Nepal with Hindus the most affected
Almost a third of young people is taking drugs; an increase of 3 per cent compared to ten years ago. According to psychologists, weak educational institutions and unstable families are some of the causes of the problem.
Beijing admits: Gao Zhisheng "was sentenced"
The Christian lawyer, targeted by authorities for his fights for human rights and religious freedom, has vanished into thin air since February 2009. The authorities admit for the first time he was sentenced for subversion against the state. The protests of the international community.
Christian martial arts against society's ills
Orissa pogroms: India's justice system is "criminal", Christian leader says
A court in Phulbani sentenced seven innocent Christians to life in prison, whilst acquitting yesterday five people up on arson charges. In both cases, there was no evidence against the defendants. For Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, the Orissa pogroms are "sadly unique, for their violence and their total lack of justice."
Karnataka: intensive training for 500 Catholics to work in India's overcrowded prisons
Prison Ministry India, a national voluntary organisation for priests, nuns and lay people, is behind the initiative. Recognised by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, the ministry works to rehabilitate inmates and ex-convicts. India's 1,393 prisons are overcrowded with an occupancy rate of 115.1 per cent. More than half of all inmates are awaiting trial.
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