News in Justice and Peace

China bans minors in Tibet from religious events

China bans minors in Tibet from religious events

by: Song Jieja, Lhasa - UCAN in JPIC News,

Beijing tightens screws to keep young generations de-rooted from traditional culture while flooding province with Han Chinese. Over the years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted various means to instill the idea in native Tibetans that their traditional culture and religion are backwards, barbaric and based on superstitious beliefs.

World faith leaders eye 'middle path' to combat extremism

World faith leaders eye 'middle path' to combat extremism

by: Konradus Epa, Jakarta - UCAN in JPIC News,

 Religious leaders, scholars and activists from around the globe ended a three-day interfaith forum in Indonesia on Aug. 16 with a message for world leaders to use a "middle path" to overcome poverty, discrimination, and extremism. Values such as goodness, tolerance, justice, solidarity, charity, and equality were the central theme of the 7th World Peace Forum in Jakarta attended by 250 people from 43 countries. 

Catholic magazine "Famiglia Cristiana" compares Salvini to the devil

Catholic magazine "Famiglia Cristiana" compares Salvini to the devil

by: Christopher Lamb , Isabella Haberstock de Carvalho - The Tablet in JPIC News,

The magazine's front cover lit up social media in Italy soon after its release and has sparked a huge debate with some heavily criticising the cover headline while others have praised the editor for taking a courageous stand. Mr Salvini replied to Famiglia Cristiana via Twitter writing that while he is not a "perfect" Christian, "I do not think I deserve that."

Catholics injured as police suppress protests in Vietnam

Catholics injured as police suppress protests in Vietnam

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hanoi in JPIC News,

Catholics have been caught up in a police crackdown aimed at suppressing opposition to a proposed special economic development plan and the approval of a controversial cybersecurity law. In Ho Chi Minh City, activists estimated that some 200 protesters, many of whom were Catholics, attempted to congregate in the city's downtown area but were detained, beaten and interrogated by police on June 17. 

Another priest slaying rocks Philippine Church

Another priest slaying rocks Philippine Church

by: Jose Torres Jr- UCAN in JPIC News,

 Father Richmond Villaflor Nil, gunned down as he was about to celebrate Mass, was fourth priest shot in last six months. Police said the priest was shot while he was putting on his alb to start the Mass. At least three shots were fired through the chapel's window. Father Nilo became the fourth Catholic priest to be shot in the Philippines in the last six months and the second within a week.

Cardinal’s battle cry as Standard’s slavery campaign goes to Parliament

Cardinal’s battle cry as Standard’s slavery campaign goes to Parliament

by: Eleanor Rose - Evening Standard in JPIC News,

The Evening Standard’s special report on modern slavery, commissioned as part of this newspaper’s Slaves on Our Streets campaign, has been launched in Parliament. The report, which lays out 11 recommendations for governments and business to implement to combat slavery, is to be distributed to political and business leaders across Britain.

Christians refuse $10 million grant in Meghalaya, Indian state

Christians refuse $10 million grant in Meghalaya, Indian state

by: Bijay Kumar Minj, New Delhi - UCAN in JPIC News,

Catholic leaders in the state told ucanews.com on Jan. 23 that they will not apply for or accept the funding of 613 million rupees (US$10 million) for illuminations, landscaping, construction of parking lots and toilets among other infrastructure work at 37 churches. Federal tourism minister K.J. Alphons announced the grant on Jan. 8, just 10 days ahead of India's Election Commission declaring Feb. 27 as the date of provincial elections in the northeastern state.