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09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
The Sanata Dharma (Usd) psychology department was to hold a meeting on the theme: "LGBTI: We are different, we are unique and we are One". The local branch of the Islamic Society Forum forced it to be cancelled because it "dishonors Islam." Islamic leader claims "deviant" sexual behavior is a "contagious virus".
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - Giving into Islamic extremists, the Catholic University of Sanata Dharma (USD) in Yogyakarta, in the province of Central Java, has canceled a seminar on "different" sexual orientations, including...

09/17/2014 CHINA
On trial for separatism, Ilham Tohti says Uighurs and Han Chinese have the same problems in Xinjiang
Jailed in January, the economist has never supported separatism. However, he has called on Beijing to talk with Uighurs and check its corrupt local government, which angers both Uighurs and Han Chinese. However, Chinese government repression could generate a more unified and violent movement.
09/17/2014 UNITED NATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
For Baghdad patriarch, an intervention by Arab States is essential in the Iraqi crisis
by Louis Raphael I Sako *

At the UN, the patriarchs and bishops of the Churches of the Middle East denounce the sufferings of Christians, victims of the violence of the Islamic State, a tragic situation that calls for action by the international community. Islamists must be defeated and peaceful coexistence restored. AsiaNews presents Mar Sako's address.
09/17/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, Muslim leader’s death sentence commuted to life imprisonment
by Sumon Corraya
The Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, vice president of Jamaat-e-Islami (Islamic fundamentalist party). In 2013, an international tribunal for war had sentenced him to death for crimes against humanity.
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
US air raids fundamental. The Islamist militants mined many houses before fleeing. Syriac Christians return to the city of Alqosh, liberated days ago, and celebrate the feast of the patron saint.

09/17/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Jakarta: As his term in office ends President Yudhoyono attacks Islamic terrorism
by Mathias Hariyadi
The outgoing leader, one month ahead of the handover, promotes an all-out struggle against extremist cells and movements. Increased controls in passports and visas, to limit enrollments in the Islamic State. More attention to sensitive areas and prisons. International pressure behind the change of course.
09/16/2014 PALESTINE
Schools reopen in Gaza, but children have "lost their humanity"
For Fr Manawel Musallam, who runs a Catholic school in the Gaza Strip, it is impossible for Palestinian children to go back to normal. Israeli bombing destroyed 24 schools and damaged 190 others. Out of 1.8 million people, nearly 45 per cent under 14.
09/16/2014 EGYPT
Muslim Brotherhood leader gets life as secular pro-democracy activist gets out on bail
Abdul Fattah, a pro-democracy activist and blogger who led the Arab spring against former Egyptian President Mubarak, had been sentenced to 15 years for violating anti-protest law. On top of their legal problems, the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, are expelled from Qatar, which had protected so far. Turkey might be their next home.
09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad: "UN mandate", not "innocent victims", needed in Iraqi crisis
Mar Sako says the Paris agreement is "positive”, but warns that any action should be under the auspices of the United Nations. The head of the Chaldean Church emphasizes that "bombs are not a solution" and hopes in collaboration of Arab nations who "know" the region. He calls for support for the new Iraqi government, even if "a true reconciliation will take time".
09/16/2014 IRAQ - MIDDLE EAST
Iranian absence at Paris Conference "regrettable"
France begins reconnaissance flights in Iraq; US air raids spread to the south-west of Baghdad. Silence on raids in Syria to counter militants of the Islamic State. Russia will contribute with a deep analysis of the situation.
09/16/2014 INDIA
Madhya Pradesh, Hindu radicals attack university professor: he spoke in favor of Kashmir
by Nirmala Carvalho
The vice-chancellor of Vikram University is “guilty” of speaking out in favour of Kashmiri students (and Muslims) affected by the floods. The police have not yet arrested anyone. The victim is hospitalized for trauma.
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
Msgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
09/15/2014 INDIA
Thousands of Christians march in Bangalore against violence in Iraq, Syria and Africa
by Santosh Digal
A "Sunday of solidarity" was held for persecuted Christians around the world. For archbishop of Bangalore, silence means "to be complicit in these acts of violence against humanity."
09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
School reform begins this year by introducing compulsory Islamic religious education to all grades, including Arabic, to help students understand the Qur'an. For 200,000 Syrian Christian refugees in Turkey, this will be a problem.
09/15/2014 MIDDLE EAST-UN
Haines beheading "heinous and cowardly". Paris summit to counter Islamic State
Islamist militias promise a new execution of a Briton, accusing Cameron of having allied with the United States to fight the Islamic State. Hollande calls Paris meeting with Iraqi president to plot a strategy for counteroffensive. Syria and Iran excluded, but Russia present.

Altri articoli
09/15/2014 INDONESIA - TURKEY
Indonesia, four Turkish citizens arrested for "ties" with the Islamic state by Mathias Hariyadi

09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
09/13/2014 INDIA
Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam by Nirmala Carvalho
09/13/2014 PHILIPPINES
PIME missionary: MILF political party, a "positive" step in the interests of peace in the Philippines
09/12/2014 TURKEY - UNITED STATES - IRAQ
Kerry seeks Turkish support against Islamic state
09/12/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Greek Catholic Church blames Russia for Ukraine bloodshed by Nina Achmatova
09/12/2014 ISLAM - CAMEROON
Poverty, fanaticism and a desire for revenge drive Boko Haram in Cameroon by Piero Gheddo
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family by Bernardo Cervellera
09/12/2014 NEPAL
Nepal declares support for United Nations in the fight against ISIS by Christopher Sharma
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better by Christopher Sharma
09/11/2014 US-IRAQ-ISLAM
Obama calls Saudi King before his speech against the Islamic state
Editor's choices
IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/11/2014 PHILIPPINES
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis’ visit will make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people
by Card. Luis Antonio Tagle
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*

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