An Independent Clergy & Laity Partnership Initiative  Issue: No 2384   25-11-2015
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Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
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Megachurch Pastor Kong Hee jailed for 8 years for $35-million fraud

Megachurch Pastor Kong Hee jailed for 8 years for $35-million fraud

Singapore, November 21, 2015: Singapore’s City Harvest Church founding pastor Kong Hee was sentenced Friday to eight years in jail, and five other church leaders were also given prison terms between 21 months and six years, over a $35-million fraud case they were involved in to fund the music career of Kong’s wife. Former CHC …

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INDIA

India’s ancient values important amid intolerance: President

India’s ancient values important amid intolerance: President

New Delhi, November 22, 2015: Underlining that pluralism and multi-culturalism were at the core of India’s psyche, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the world was witnessing “the worst impulses of intolerance” and it was time to reinforce the values that bind together a diverse India. Inaugurating the first-ever international conference of Indologists at Rashtrapati …

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Christian forum slams RSS for remarks on Church-Maoist nexus

Christian forum slams RSS for remarks on Church-Maoist nexus

Raipur, November 18, 2015: Taking strong exception to senior Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar’s allegations linking Maoists and Christians , Chhattisgarh Christian Forum described it as a conspiracy to malign the minorities saying that in fact Church can be a vital bridge in solving the Naxal problem. Addressing a press conference here, …

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Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter: Brother withdraws petition challenging Amit Shah’s discharge from the case

Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter: Brother withdraws petition challenging Amit Shah’s discharge from the case

Mumbai, November 24, 2015: Rubabuddin Shaikh, the brother of Sohrabuddin Shaikh who was killed in a fake encounter by the Gujarat ATS, has withdrawn his petition challenging BJP president Amit Shah’s discharge from the Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case on grounds of ill health. On October 6, in a decision that had …

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Bangladeshi Christians, Muslims and Hindus demand justice for Fr Parolari

Bangladeshi Christians, Muslims and Hindus demand justice for Fr Parolari

Bangladesh, November 21, 2015: Some 200 people, from different faith groups, gathered in protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka, to demand justice for Fr Piero Parolari, a missionary with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) who was badly wounded in an attack last Wednesday and is now recuperating in a …

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WORLD

When held by the Islamic State, Fr Mourad had compassion for his captors

When held by the Islamic State, Fr Mourad had compassion for his captors

Syria,  November 20, 2015: “This grace was given to me for the comfort of many,” said Father Jacques Mourad, a priest in the Syriac Catholic Church. When he was in Beirut, we met at the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation. Head of the Mar Elian monastery and responsible for the Christian residents in …

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MISCELLANEOUS

Money is yours but resources belong to the society

Money is yours but resources belong to the society

Ratan Tata Tweet… Germany is a highly industrialized country. In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. When we arrived at Hamburg , my colleagues walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. …

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This e-journal specifically highlights and documents persecution and violation of human rights of Christians, Minorities, Schedule Caste/Tribes and Other Backwards, urging you to at least – PRAY. Our aim is to identify fundamentalists and those disrupting communal harmony and indigenous communities – posing a threat to a just, equal, plural and secular citizenry. We oppose any kind of discrimination and oppression, whether of race, religion, culture, gender etc. specially when it comes from some of our own. Please pray for the following local, state, national, regional and international situations.

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