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Reports: Shanghai to provide free Aids treatment for needy

Posted on 20 May 2004

SCMP – Wednesday, May 19, 2004 ASSOCIATED PRESS in Shanghai Updated at 5.23pm: The mainland’s biggest city, will provide free or discounted Aids treatment to its poor, state media reported on Wednesday, citing alarm over the rapid spread of the disease among young adults in the city. The city will cut or abolish charges for […]

 

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Theologizing on Migration

Posted on 4 May 2004

As a follow-up to the consultation on migrant workers’ struggles in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in November 2003, a small group consultation was held in Hong Kong on April 19. Jointly organized by CCA-FMU and the Mission to Filipino Migrant Workers, the consultation gathered 20 church workers and theologians dealing with Indonesian and Filipino migrant workers in […]

 

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Prayer Breakfast to Celebrate Asia Sunday

Posted on 3 May 2004

The Christian Conference of Asia and the Hong Kong Christian Council co-organized a breakfast prayer meeting on April 21 in order to bring to the attention of churches and ecumenical bodies the purpose of Asia Sunday celebration. In his reflection titled “Serving Together”,the Rev. Ralph Lee, president of the Methodist Church in Hong Kong and […]

 

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Decade to Overcome Violence – Asia Focus in 2005

Posted on 3 May 2004

In 2005, the focus of the Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV) will be on Asia. Recognizing that many churches in Asia have participated and continue to participate in the promotion of the Decade to Overcome Violence, CCA staff pointed out that the DOV focus on Asia will be a time to celebrate the various efforts […]

 

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Symposium on Ecumenism in the 21st Century organized by the Hong Kong Christian Council, 15-17th January, Hong Kong

Posted on 30 April 2004

  The Youth Secretary attended the above mentioned symposium along with other colleagues from CCA. The symposium featured prominent speakers, including Dr. Konrad Raiser, former GS of WCC, Dr. Philip Wickeri of SFTS, Dr. C. S. Song of GTU, and Dr. Ahn Jae Woong, GS, CCA, among many other distinguished panelists. It was a time […]

 

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25th General Assembly of the National Council of Churches in India, 7th-13th February, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Posted on 30 April 2004

  The CCA Youth Secretary attended the 25th General Assembly of the NCC India as a Fraternal Delegate representing CCA. A brief greetings was presented to the Assembly on behalf of CCA. Among other agenda, the Assembly discussed: 1. The life and ministry of the NCCI is the previous years since the last Assembly in […]

 

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Strategic Workshop & Seminar on Ecumenism of the Youth Committee of the Bangladesh National Council of Churches

Posted on 30 April 2004

4th-9th March, Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh: Representatives from NCCB Youth met March 5th through 8th 2004, at Coxs Bazaar Bangladesh to attend a workshop outlining future plans and implementation. The meeting included the presence of Mr. Subodh Adhikari, General Secretary of NCCB, who spent his time with the youth and joined their strategic deliberations. His contribution […]

 

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Younger Theologians from the South Claim their Ecumenical Space

Posted on 24 April 2004

In a consultation on interrogating and redefining power, younger theologians from the South claimed their ecumenical space, which they named AAPACALA. The acronym stands for Afro-Asia-Pacific-Caribbean-Latin America, where the 29 younger theologians came from, but has a deeper meaning, gleaning from its closeness in sound to the Indonesian word, ‘apakala’, meaning “what time is...

 

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CCA-UN/ESCAP hold joint consultation

Posted on 23 April 2004

The Christian Conference of Asia and the UN/ESCAP convened a consultation on Life Skills Development and Planning for Health Promotion on 29 – 31March at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok. Attended by some 16 representatives from national counterpart organizations or NCOs in four target countries, the Consultation drew the direct involvement of stakeholders […]

 

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Charges for HIV tests to be scrapped

Posted on 15 April 2004

SCMP – Thursday, April 15, 2004 JOSEPHINE MA in Beijing Charges will be dropped for HIV tests on the mainland in an attempt to identify more carriers of the virus, China Central Television reported yesterday. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance announced that the tests must now be offered free of charge, […]

 

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