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Posted on 28 January 2004

SCMP – Wednesday, January 28, 2004 STAN HENSON China’s victims of HIV/Aids took heart last month when Premier Wen Jiabao shook hands with one of their number. But according to Thomas Cai, founder of AidsCare China in Guangzhou, much more needs to be done. “The government still has no active response to the problem and […]

 

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“A quarter of land life could be killed by warming”

Posted on 9 January 2004

More than 1 million plants and animal species- a quarter of all life on land, could become extinct by 2050 because of man-made climate change, scientists say. The main reason for this change, according to an article in the British journal Nature, is green house gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere. “An immediate and […]

 

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Churches urged to respond effectively to human rights violations

Posted on 21 November 2003

The annual human rights training program was organized by Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, 10-16 November, to look at the human rights violations and to focus on issues and concerns affecting greatly the lives of so many people in Asia, particularly the disempowered, marginalized, and the voiceless.  The participants from Pakistan, India, […]

 

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Next Asia Sunday to be on 23 May 2004

Posted on 20 November 2003

  The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has decided to observe next year’s Asia Sunday on 23 May 2004. The theme, “Serving together beyond boundaries” is based on lectionary texts for that Sunday, which include Jesus’s prayer for unity (John 17:20-26). Dr Ahn Jae Woong, CCA general secretary in a letter sent, among others, to […]

 

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The Second School for Ecumenical Leadership Formation [SELF], 21st September to 12th October, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Posted on 20 November 2003

The Youth Department of the Christian Conference of Asia conducted the Second School for Ecumenical Leadership Formation [a.k.a. SELF]. The School was a 21-day intensive training program, organized amidst the scenic hill-station surroundings of Sukamakmur, near Medan, the capital city of the western Indonesia Island of North Sumatra. Dominated by a majority Christian population, North […]

 

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2. Asia Consultation Meeting of UN Secretary-Generals Panel of Eminent Persons on United Nations-Civil Society Relations, UN Conference Center, UNESC

Posted on 20 November 2003

The UN SGs Panel of Eminent Persons, or High-Level Panel [HLP] as is more commonly known, on UN-Civil Society Relations met with nearly 60 representatives of national and international civil society groups in Asia-Pacific. Civil society groups included mostly NGOs focused on a variety of issues like education, human rights, labor issues, environmental issues, social […]

 

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HIV/AIDS Threatens U.N. Peacekeeping

Posted on 20 November 2003

Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 (IPS) – The spread of the deadly disease AIDS is threatening the security and stability of several U.N. peacekeeping missions overseas, said an agency official Monday. ”HIV/AIDS represents a challenge to every one of the 42,000 soldiers and police officers currently under U.N. command,” Under-Secretary-General Peter Piot, executive director...

 

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CCA Christmas message 2003

Posted on 12 November 2003

To our sisters and brothers, partners on the ecumenical journey: We greet you as Christmas approaches, inspite of living in an age of uncertainties created by war, terrorism, violence, conflicts, and economic globalization. As we welcome the child Jesus, our humble gentle saviour, may we too, welcome all who are trusting, humble and gentle. We […]

 

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Consultation on Migrant Workers’ Struggles

Posted on 5 November 2003

Although migrant workers are hailed as economic saviors of their respective national economies, their governments are often ill equipped to respond to their needs especially when they are faced with danger and hardships abroad. Governments are also unprepared or unwilling to re-absorb returning overseas workers. In fact they are aggressively promoting the migration of labor. […]

 

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Photos from the Bangkok General Committee

Posted on 4 November 2003

Ahn Jae Woong presenting the report Prawate Khid-arn presenting the report on finance Dr U Kyaw Than delivering the message at the opening worship of the CCA General Committee held from 22 to 26 October in Bangkok. Also seen in the picture are Dr Ahn Jae Woong and Suffragan Metropolitan Dr Joseph Mar Irenaeous, General […]

 

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