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01/30/2015 CHINA
Chinese government attacks textbooks that promote Western values
For Education Minister Yuan Guiren, high schools and universities should shun or ban textbooks that promote ​​"non-Chinese" values. Previously, President Xi Jinping had also attacked freedom of thought. Teachers who speak out are hounded, fired and even jailed.
Beijing (AsiaNews) - Chinese universities should shun textbooks that promote Western values, maintain political integrity and keep criticism of China's leaders or political system out of the classroom, said Chinese Education Minister Yuan Guiren in a recent statement widely...

01/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope feels "dismay and deep sadness at what is happening in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria"
In a meeting with the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, Francis prays "for a negotiated solution" to this "immense tragedy".
01/30/2015 NEPAL
Nepal government revokes license from "unofficial" religious schools
by Christopher Sharma
The decision concerns institutions that are not run by religious organisations that can operate and finance them. For the authorities, "economic sustainability" and "suspicious fundamentalist activity" are the reasons for closure. Madrassas are affected.
01/30/2015 MYANMAR
Education reform: government open to students for changes to legislation
by Francis Khoo Thwe
On Sunday, government officials, lawmakers, student representatives and members or an educational reform group will examine 11 demands made by students. The government is "in principle" open to some changes. Sources tell AsiaNews that students want to have "lawyers, donors, and prominent figures" in the discussion.
01/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: To avoid being "lukewarm" Christians must cherish the "memory" of our first encounter with Jesus, have "hope" and "courage"
"It’s painful and heart-breaking to see so many Christians - so many Christians! – half-way along the road, so many Christians who’ve failed along this road towards a meeting with Jesus, going away from this encounter with Jesus. This road where they’ve lost the memory of that first love and no longer have any hope".

01/30/2015 UZBEKISTAN - CENTRAL ASIA
Central Asia: Uzbekistan could miss the train in the transport area
by Umida Hashimova
Tashkent is far from the hub of Central Asia trade. The Chinese government is putting pressure on Kyrgyzstan for a transnational railway project. Moscow closely watches over regional transport region and Iran favours projects in Uzbekistan to reach China. Turkmenistan is a potential competitor and "regional leader in transportation linkages" in the region.
01/30/2015 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Greece does not oppose extended EU sanctions against Moscow
Sanctions apply to Russian officials and Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists. For now, new economic sanctions have been avoided. As diplomatic efforts continue in Minsk, fighting resumes on the ground.
01/30/2015 INDIA
West Bengal, two radical Hindu leaders reported over "reconversion" of Christians and Muslims
Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the Indian state, demands investigation of Praveen Togadia, president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its secretary general. The militants have forced dozens of tribal families (12 Christian and Muslim 7) to convert to Hinduism, with yet another "coming home".
01/30/2015 THAILAND - GERMANY
Bangkok, military junta cancels seminar on press freedom
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation forced to cancel conference, part of a series of annual events on the difficulties of journalists in Asia. Thai Media confirm a growing censorship. Prime Minister announces zero tolerance against dissent: anyone critical of authority will be summoned.
01/30/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
27 soldiers and police die in four Islamic State attacks in Egypt
A military hostel and the headquarters of the newspaper al-Ahram Al-Arish destroyed; car bomb in Rafah; an attempt to blow up a power station in Port Said. For now, the Suez Canal remains safe. The attacks reveal a high level of coordination.
01/30/2015 IRAQ
Mar Sako, two years as Chaldean Patriarch: Main challenge is "the unity of the Church in the East"
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
On the second anniversary of his election, the Patriarch appeals for the unity of the Eastern Churches and announces the formation of "a joint committee of dialogue". He recalls the "joyful mission" to "witness" the Gospel "to the world today." Finally, Mar Sako appeals for Christians to "remain" close to the suffering of "our displaced brothers and sisters of all denominations."
01/29/2015 JAPAN - SYRIA - ISLAM
Anxious hours in Tokyo, as Islamic State ultimatum expires
Terrorists still hold a Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto Jogo, and a Jordanian pilot, Lt Muath al-Kaseasbeh. Negotiations are set to expire at sunset (Syrian time). Terrorists want the release of failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi. Helpless, Tokyo leaves negotiations in Jordanian hands.
01/29/2015 ASIA
The mission to the nations is in Asia
by Piero Gheddo
Francis' apostolic journeys to Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines indicate that the missionary choice is still of huge relevance. The Church must support and develop this aspect, and bring Christ's "Good News" to those peoples who still consider it as an emanation of Western colonialism. In this, PIME has a task to play.
01/29/2015 INDIA
For Indian bishop, to save girls from selective abortions, minds must be educated
The Supreme Court orders Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to ban pre-natal sex selection ads. Prime Minister launches two new programmes to educate and empower girls. "Indian society is sexist," CBCI Office for Women chairman told AsiaNews. thus, Indian women must be helped "to be aware and empower themselves".
01/29/2015 EGYPT - ISLAM
For Catholic Church spokesman, al-Sisi's Egypt is more liberal on new churches and freedom of expression
The government has issued construction permits for a new church in New Cairo and two in Upper Egypt. Some permit applications go back 8-10 years. Mubarak never favoured church construction. After the elections, the new parliament is required to upgrade legislation governing the construction of places of worship. Representatives of Christian Churches drafted the bill. A Christian family law is also on the drawing board.

Altri articoli
01/29/2015 MYANMAR
Chin Christians ready to go to jail to stop cross removal by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God saves everyone personally, but "as a people", not "just me" and "my group"
01/29/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, former Supreme Court president reinstated by Melani Manel Perera
01/29/2015 NORTH KOREA
North Korea, "suspicious activities" near Yongbyon atomic reactor
01/29/2015 ISRAEL-LEBANON-SYRIA
Apparent calm on the border, after the death of two Israeli and one UN soldier
01/29/2015 CAMBODIA - VIETNAM
Montagnards flee to Cambodia, to escape Hanoi’s persecution
01/29/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta ready to execute five more drug traffickers. Church calls for addiction treatment by Mathias Hariyadi
01/28/2015 EGYPT
Braving Arab-Islamic tradition, Egyptian women are beginning to use the bicycle
01/28/2015 ISRAEL - LEBANON - SYRIA
Israel and Hizbollah trade fire after Israeli soldiers are wounded
01/28/2015 KOREA
Korean religious leaders in Pyongyang to pray for peace
01/28/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion by Nirmala Carvalho
01/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
01/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the absence of a father, an evil that affects the family and society
01/28/2015 CHINA
Shanghai government calls for more children or the city will collapse
Editor's choices
IRAQ
The children of Mosul and the future: the "five-star" refugee camp
by Bernardo CervelleraIn the garden of the parish of Mar Elia beside the tents there are containers that serve as classrooms for the children and as a library. Another serves as a room for sewing. A children's choir. Fr. Douglas: "Taking care of refugees does not just mean thinking about eating, drinking, medicines, injections, vaccinations ... The displaced persons need to do something and to cultivate hope."
IRAQ
Way of the Cross: the refugees from Mosul beyond the emergency
by Bernardo CervelleraThere are at least half a million people who have taken refuge in Kurdistan to flee from ISIS. In the Shlama Mall at Erbil: 350 people living in the skeleton of a building under construction, with draped sheets and blankets serving as walls. The ordination of a young man, also a refugee, shows that with the flight, there is something that has not been destroyed: the faith, the traditions, the priesthood.
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01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "It is not easy" to do God’s will, for this we must pray to recognize it and follow it
01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom
by Veritas Vincit
01/24/2015 ISRAEL - PALESTINE - FRANCE
The massacre in Paris helps Islamic fundamentalism and the Israeli right
by Uri Avnery

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