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Next Asia Sunday to be on 23 May 2004

Posted on November 20th, 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 November 20th, 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 November 20th, 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 November 20th, 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 November 12th, 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 November 5th, 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 November 4th, 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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Ecumenical leader calls for campaign to create a “non-bellicose world”

Posted on November 4th, 2003

Ahn Jae Woong, general secretary of the CCA has called for an “ecumenical campaign for a non-bellicose world.” Presenting a report to the General Committee, held in Bangkok from 22-26 October 2003, he said that the campaign was necessary in this age of war and terror, created by a culture of violence which is spreading […]

 

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CCA unhappy over sending additional forces to Iraq

Posted on October 31st, 2003

The CCA has expressed its concern and displeasure over the Korean governments decision to send additional troops to Iraq. In a resolution, the 26-member General Committee of the CCA, which met from 22-26 October in Bangkok, urged the Korean government to withdraw the decision which was taken at the behest of the US State Department, […]

 

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New CCA staff appointments

Posted on October 29th, 2003

Associate General Secretary for Finance Dr Prawate Khid-arn, a Thai national, has been appointed the Associate General Secretary for Fianace of the CCA with effect from November 1, 2003. Prawate, a member of the Church of Christ in Thailand, was a Joint Executive Secretary of the Programme Area on Justice, International Affairs, Development and Service […]

 

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