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Charges for HIV tests to be scrapped

Posted on April 15th, 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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One in six people lack safe drinking water

Posted on March 31st, 2004

One in six people lack safe drinking water, UN summit told Environment ministers from around the globe focused yesterday on improving the world’s water resources and sanitation as they gathered for the second day of a United Nations summit. About one in six people lack access to safe drinking water, while 2.4 billion lacked access […]

 

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JOINT STATEMENT

Posted on March 23rd, 2004

International consultation of churches on the role of the churches in the process towards a peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula Recalling that Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians appeals to Christians that they should agree with one another so that there may be no division and that they should perfectly be united […]

 

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U.S. Announces Grants in AIDS Program

Posted on February 26th, 2004

Pretoria:The United States launched President George W. Bush’s global AIDS program by awarding multimillion-dollar grants to four U.S. – based institutions to treat those suffering from the deadly virus in three African nations. One of the grants, a $107-million donation to Harvard’s School of Public Health, is the largest received by the school, easily surpassing […]

 

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North East Asia Peace Consultation [NEAPC], 23rd to 29th November, Seoul, South Korea

Posted on February 4th, 2004

For promoting peace, the NEAPC gathered under the theme To be a PeaceMaker: Overcoming Violence at the Ill-Young Methodist Research and Training Center, Seoul, South Korea from 23rd-29th November 2003. The Consultation was organized by Christian Conference of Asia and hosted by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Korea, in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in […]

 

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Statement of the CCA-WSCF joint consultation 2003

Posted on January 28th, 2004

We, the participants in the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA)-World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) joint consultation held in Hong Kong 3-4 December 2003 at the CCA Centre, have come together to re-assess the ecumenical student ministry in the Asia-Pacific region and to affirm its vision and mission. Through the presentations and the sharings, we realise […]

 

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ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE Declaration of People’s Forum held in Mumbai 16-21 January 2004

Posted on January 28th, 2004

We, as faith communities and people’s movements from Asia and Africa, came together at Mumbai to share our common vision and witness for an alternative, just and peaceful world. We shared perspectives in building community of peace for all, from Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians. We heard the voices of the victims of globalization […]

 

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Positive support

Posted on January 28th, 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 January 9th, 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 November 21st, 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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