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Ecumenical Conference calls for the people-centered WTO

Posted on 14 December 2005

Ecumenical Conference on Globalising Economic Justice and Social Sustainability December 9-11, 2005, Hon- Kong We, 200 members of people’s organizations, faith-based communities and social movements, representing all continents of the world from 29 countries, who have met in Hong Kong from December 9 to 11, 2005, to assess and protest the impact of the policies […]



Ecumenical Conference calls for an Interfaith commitment

Posted on 12 December 2005

Message to the Faith Communities We, 200 participants from 29 countries and different religious faiths, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, who have met at Wu Kai Sha, Hong Kong, from 9-10 December 2005 to protest the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and to work towards a vision on “Globalizing Economic Justice […]



International Human Rights Day

Posted on 8 December 2005

A Message from the General Secretary of CCA on International Human Rights Day 10 December 2005 As we are commemorating the International Human Rights Day this year on 10 December 2005, let me begin by quoting what Eleanor Roosevelt has said about human rights: “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, […]



Christmas message

Posted on 6 December 2005

Christmas symbolises peace and hope for humankind. The child born in Bethlehem brings peace to the humanity. “Christ is our peace.” Christ, the babe in the manger restores dignity to human beings and brings hope to those who are in despair. He has come to heal life’s wounds and to restore human dignity. The word […]



CCA general committee meeting in Chiang Mai

Posted on 5 October 2005

General Committee in session. Opening worship of the CCA general committee CCA general committee paricipants using strings to hold a candle during the opening worship held at the Crystal Spring Guest House in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 29 September. CCA General Secretary Dr Prawate Khid-arn presenting his report to the general committee



CCA General Committee

Posted on 5 October 2005

  Dr Prawate Khid-arn being installed as CCA general secretary by Bishop Thomas Soo at an installation service held at the chapel of the Payap University in Chiang Mai. Participants of the CCA general committee



World Tourism Day 2005

Posted on 3 October 2005

CCA calls for justice on World Tourism Day 2005 Tourism is the one of the most important industries in many Asian countries and the fastest growing industry in most of them. In 1997 there were more than 90 million international visitors to the countries of East and South-east Asia (WTO 1998). Current projections by the […]



AIDS Consultation 2005

Posted on 23 August 2005

AIDS Conference 2005: Keep the Commitment: Stop AIDS October 28-November 1, 2005, Bangkok, Thailand An interfaith gathering prior to International AIDS Conference 2004 became a milestone for people from different religions and faith to renew and recommit themselves in the midst of increasing HIV and AIDS crisis. The statement of commitment calls for new commitment […]



Tsunami call for action

Posted on 22 August 2005

GTIF –GLOBAL TOURISM INTERVENTIONS FORUM C/O Ecumenical Coalition on Tourism 96,2ND District, Pak Tin Village, Mei tin Road Shatin N.T. Hong Kong SAR TSUNAMI CALL FOR ACTION: RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION This Call for Action was launched on the occasion of the Annual Consultation on the “State of Indian Tourism: Developing Models of Stewardship” organised by […]



Get-together of friends in Hong Kong

Posted on 11 August 2005

  Dr Prawate Khid-arn, CCA general secretary speaking at a get-together of some 30 friends working in Hong Kong-based ecumenical and non-governmental organisations. Mr Yip Kok Choong, general secretary of the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, who organised the get-together in Hong Kong on 5 August is seen on the right.


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