» 10/29/2011, 00.00
Traditional music lessons for young Borneo Catholics
One week course in the region of Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan) for 35 young people. In Pontianak, the provincial capital, a course in choral singing for more than 200 young people. The aim of the initiative: to compose traditional Dayak songs, of the indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia.
24/09/2011 INDONESIA - MALAYSIA
Indonesian Center teaches sacred music to young Malaysian Catholics
The Liturgy Pusat Musik (PML) is one of the most prestigious institutions in Indonesia, through music, it spreads the Word of God. For one week the directors of the centre held a seminar in Sabah in East Malaysia. They emphasize the "enthusiasm" of the over 300 participants. At the end a Choir Festival was held.
Clashes between rival ethnic groups in Borneo kill five and force 32,000 from their homes
Violence between indigenous Dayak Tidung and ethnic Bugis began last Monday following a fight that left an ethnic Dayak man dead. The government sends two special police battalions to stop the clashes.
16/03/2011 SRI LANKA
Young Tamils in Mannar and Jaffna still live in fear
In the northern districts of Sri Lanka there are no clashes between the two ethnic communities, but disappearances and suspicious deaths concern the population. The government provides alternative accommodation to IDPs, but denies resettlement in their native villages.
Universities and schools dens for fundamentalism
After three years, a new bishop for Ban Me Thuot
Bishop Vincent Nguyen Van Ban stresses the extensive efforts made during this time by priests, sisters, and laypeople. One of the main concerns is Christian education in families.
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