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Ayodhya sadhus criticize reconversion drive

Ayodhya: Prominent sadhus in Ayodhya have stood up against forced religious reconversions by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliated outfits, saying this kind of politics will divide the country. “Yeh log khoon ki rajniti khel rahe hain (These people are...

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Kidnapped priest found murdered in Mexico

Mexico City: The Catholic Church in Mexico has condemned the murder of a priest, who was abducted by organized crime, after he preached a sermon criticizing it. Father Gregorio Lopez Gorrostieto dedicated what was to be his final sermon on...

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2015 Booked – Dr James Kottoor

  I saw the CCRInt'l discussion posted  and wrote the following as my comment:   I wish to make a few general observations only. Each one is free to make his own assumptions about the church they have been part...

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Sword to my throat but I refused to convert

Iraqi refugee Khiria Al-Kas Isaac (Pic by Sahar Mansour in Ankawa, Iraq) Iraqi Christian: ‘ISIS terrorist held a sword to my throat but I refused to convert’ Refugee told militant she would rather die than give up her Christian faith. An...

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New Questionnaire for all the Faithful Just Released from Synod

SYNOD OF BISHOPS ________________________________________________________ XIV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY THE VOCATION AND MISSION OF THE FAMILY IN THE CHURCH AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD LINEAMENTA Vatican City 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Relatio Synodi of the III Extraordinary General Assembly Introduction Part I Listening:...

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From Peshawar to Bethlehem – Chhotebhai

Writers are seldom at a loss for words. Post Peshawar 16/12 I was shell shocked, and am still struggling to piece together my thoughts. No words suffice to condemn this carnage, described by some as beastly or insane. I beg...

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Our Objectives

Church Citizens’ Voice, Explained   Our new Global website; Church Citizens’ Voice (Almayasabdam, in Malayalam) is visited daily by over 3000 people. It is now made attractive with the image of the Risen Lord at the centre with smiling face exuding joy...

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Many Christians among 50 killed in Assam

Source: Matters India New Delhi: More than 50 people, many of them tribal Christians, were killed by suspected Bodo militants in Assam’s on Tuesday. Enraged residents of a village in Sonitpur district Wednesday took the victims’ body to the local...

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Full Text: Dalit Memorandum against Church Discrimination

Date: 15.12.2014  Mr. KudanthaiArasan, Founder & President, Viduthalai Tamil Puligal Katchi, And alliance of various Dalit Christian Movements No: 541, Kamarasar Nagar- New Street Melakaveri- Post, Kumbakkonam- 612002, Thanjavur-District, Tamil Nadu, Mobile No: 09894182482. E Mail Id: kudanthaiarasan73@gmail.com Note: National Commission...

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Northeast’s legendary missionary passes away

Dimapur: The first Indian to join the Salesians as a missionary for the country’s northeastern region will be laid to rest on December 26 in Dimapur, Nagaland Salesian Fr. Joseph Edakkudan died on December 22 at Bosco College of Teacher...

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CCRI STRATEGY TEAM TELECONFERENCE: 12/15/14

Present: John Buggy, Peter Wilkinson, Brendan Butler, Virginia Saldanha, Janet Hauter, Bob Kaiser, Rene Reid Opening prayer Approval of “Who We Are” for posting on our website Discussion occurred for last moment revisions.  Final agreed-upon version of Who We Are...