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Vistas of Peace: Dealing with a Controversial Novel and Film

Posted on 18 May 2006

Will I lose faith because of what a novel and a film say about God or my religion? What kind of faith do I have if it is easily shaken by a book or a film? I read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code like any novel. It did not shock or surprise me because […]

 

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Vistas of Peace: Affirming Press Freedom

Posted on 3 May 2006

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God spoke, “Let there be…”[taken from Genesis 1] And soon, there was a series of creation — each one […]

 

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An Easter Message

Posted on 16 April 2006

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. […]

 

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Vistas of Peace: Acting on Water

Posted on 28 March 2006

A Samaritan woman came to draw some water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink of water…’ The woman answered, ‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan — so how can you ask me for a drink?’ [John 4:7, 9] Jesus answered, ‘Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again, but […]

 

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2006 Youth Interns

Posted on 25 March 2006

Two new interns have joined the CCA in last December, 2005. Ms Lo Chia-Fang, 27, is a member of the Presbeterian Church in Taiwan(PCT). She has a bachelor of art degree in foreign languages from the Presbyterian Bible College. Chia Fang attended the 12th general assembly of CCA held in Chiang Mai as a steward. […]

 

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International Consultation on Peace in the East-Asia Region

Posted on 24 March 2006

The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK), National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) are jointly organizing the International Consultation on Peace in the East-Asia Region (hereafter referred to as the Peace Consultation), to be held in Seoul on 2-4 May, 2006. The PROK has traditionally […]

 

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Vistas of Peace: Responding to Caricatures

Posted on 15 March 2006

Many of us Asian Christians were too shocked to do anything about the cartoons that were published in Danish newspapers a few months ago. Without seeing such cartoons, we could tell that they were in bad taste (to borrow a journalistic jargon) as to caricature the Holy Prophet (PBUH), and thus causing outrage among Muslims […]

 

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Program Area Committee Meeting

Posted on 13 March 2006

The new Program Area Committees for Faith, Mission and Unity (FMU), Ecumenical Formation, Gender Justice and Youth Empowerment (EGY), and the Justice, International Affairs and Development and Service (JID), which were constituted during the CCA 12th General Assembly, met in Taipei, Taiwan on 3-8 March. Nine out of the 12 elected CCA-FMU Program Area Committee […]

 

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CCA-FMU Contribution at WCC General Assembly

Posted on 28 February 2006

Almost all the CCA staff were in the 9th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Feb. 13-24, 2006. The CCA staff were invited by various desks of the WCC as delegated observers, or to provide leadership as resource persons or consultants in the Youth and Women’s Pre-Assembly Forums, […]

 

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A letter to WTO Director General

Posted on 22 December 2005

14 December 2005 Mr. Pascal Lamy Director-General World Trade Organization Geneva SWITZERLAND Dear Mr. Lamy: We are seventy women theologians, pastors, activists, church and ecumenical leaders, sociologists, teachers, psychologists, political economists, youth and students from various faith communities and traditions and representing 27 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the...

 

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