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Melani Manel Perera
World’s tallest Christmas tree in Colombo together with Buddhists and Muslims (Video)
Some 800,000 LED bulbs sparkled on the 100-metre tree. The man who masterminded the project hopes to break the Guinness World Record. Buddhist organisers and Muslim sponsors hope the tree can create religious and ethnic harmony.
11/12/2007 VATICAN – WORLD PEACE DAY 2008
The Pope on the war against the family and world peace
Pro-family policies are needed for universal peace in China as much as in Italy. The reference to God is not the cause of religious wars, but rather the basis for world coexistence.
Least democratic countries in Asia
Finland is the most democratic country in the world according to World Audit. Myanmar and Turkmenistan are dead last. China is 128th.
17/01/2007 WORLD SOCIAL FORUM
World Social Forum set to begin in Africa
Starting Saturday tens of thousands of people will meet in Nairobi to discuss solutions to some of the major problems associated with globalisation and development like exploitation, marginalisation and poverty. Caritas internationalis and the Jesuit Refugees Service will be among them.
07/06/2008 UN - WORLD
World hunger, poor countries bear responsibility as well
The FAO summit reveals the tendency to view the market economy as the cause of world hunger, and the paradoxical proposal to return to already discredited subsistence economies. Meanwhile, there is silence over the "faults" of developing nations, where corruption and misgovernment are turning national wealth into the personal assets of the ruling regimes, to the detriment of the population.
The Social Forum places poor to the side
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